Impact of domestic and sexual violence on women’s health Journal of Human Growth and Development 2012; 22(2): 253-258
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IMPACT OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON
Sandra Dircinha Teixeira de Araujo Moraes1,3, Angela Maggio da Fonseca1,3,
Vicente Renato Bagnoli1, José Maria Soares Júnior1, Eli Mendes de Moraes1,3,
Erika Mendonça das Neves1,3, Marina de Araújo Rosa3, Caio Fabio Schlechta Portella3,
Edmundo Chada Baracat1,2
1 School of Medicine-General Hospital - University of São Paulo.
2 Head professor of Department of Gynecology-School of Medicine-General Hospital - University of São Paulo.
3 Nucleo de Estudos sobre Violência e Humanização da Assistência à Saúde - NEVHAS.
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suggested citation: Moraes SDTA, et al. Impact of domestic and sexual violence on women’s health. J. Hum. Growth Dev. 2012;
Manuscript submitted Jan 02 2011, accepted for publication Apr 30 2012.
Introduction: domestic violence and, particularly, sex can result in higher incidence of comorbidities
in the climacteric. Objective: to assess the effects of menopause on sexual and domestic violence.
Methods: sectional study in 124 postmenopausal women between 40 and 65, who suffered domestic
violence and / or sexual, and a control group (124) composed (climacteric women who did not suffer
violence) (N=120). Those who exposed to violence were divided into three groups 1 violence
experienced in childhood and adolescence 2- adult phase 3- both phases. Subsequently a questionnaire
on domestic and sexual violence was applied.Correlation was established for the intensity of climacteric
symptoms measured with Menopausal Kupperman Index (MKI), type of violence experienced, stage
of life exposesd to violence comorbidities during menopause, and women’s perceptions about the
quality of assistance received from the various professionals after the traumatic events. In the
control group MKI and number of...