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Intimate partner violence and the relation between help-seeking behavior and the severity and frequency of physical violence among women in Turkey



Intimate partner violence and the relation between help-seeking behavior and the severity and frequency of physical violence among women in Turkey



Violence Against Women 19(9): 1151-1174



This study explores the severity and frequency of physical violence from an intimate partner experienced by 15- to 59-year-old women and their help-seeking behavior by using data from the "National Research on Domestic Violence Against Women in Turkey." Chi-square tests and logistic regression analyses were conducted to compare the relationship between severity and frequency of violence and women's characteristics. Of all ever-partnered women, 36% have been exposed to partner violence; almost half of these experienced severe types of violence. Women used informal strategies to manage the violence instead of seeking help from formal institutions. Help-seeking behavior increases with increased severity and frequency of violence.

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Accession: 053933994

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PMID: 24142955

DOI: 10.1177/1077801213498474


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