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ERIC Number: EJ942291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
An Examination of Intimate Partner Violence and Psychological Stressors in Adult Abortion Patients
Ely, Gretchen E.; Otis, Melanie D.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v26 n16 p3248-3266 Nov 2011
The purpose of this article is to describe an exploratory study examining the relationship between intimate partner violence and psychological stressors in a sample of 188 adult abortion patients. Results indicate the almost 15% of respondents report a history of abuse by the coconceiving partner. In addition, women who reported having had one or more past abortions were more likely to also report that the person involved in the current pregnancy had also emotionally abused them. Women reporting one type of partner abuse were significantly more likely to also report other types of abuse. Women reporting abuse were less likely to report informing their coconceiving partner of their appointment at the clinic, less likely to report that their partner contributed financially to the abortion cost, and more likely to report partner refusal to wear a condom. Women who reported emotional abuse were more likely to score higher on all but one of the psychological stressor scales. The implications of these findings are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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