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Experience and attitudes toward spousal violence and reproductive diseases and treatment-seeking among women in India

Research Fellow: Sudha Shreeniwas

This project uses large scale national level survey data from India to examine whether women who a) have experienced spousal violence and b) accept any justification for the violence, have an increased risk of reproductive tract morbidities, and decreased chance of seeking treatment for these conditions. Results in culturally diverse regions of India support the hypotheses. The project is now moving to examine what factors are associated with women’s acceptance of any justification for spousal violence.