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Domestic Violence towards Married Women in a Slum Area of Southern Karnataka

Domestic Violence towards Married Women in a Slum Area of Southern Karnataka

Violence against women is a serious human right abuse and public health issue. Domestic violence including physical, psychological and sexual violence is increasingly being recognized as an important global health problem. A descriptive study was conducted among eighty five married women residing in Saralebettu slum area, to determine the domestic violence among married women using Domestic violence scale. The results showed that 72% of women experienced mild violence and 1%of women experienced moderate violence from their husbands. Domestic violence is prevalent among married women. Nurses should give education for women including communication skills training, and assertiveness training and help in empowerment of women.

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