Journal of Women's Health Care

Journal of Women's Health Care
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0420


Fageeh WMK

Fageeh WMK

Jeddah 21589
Slovak republic

  • Research Article
    Domestic Violence among Women in Jeddah
    Author(s): Fageeh WMKFageeh WMK

    Objective: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of domestic violence and the common health problems reported by abused women. Methods: This cross-sectional survey was conducted between December 15, 2011 and May 30, 2012 on female residents of Jeddah who presented to King Abdulaziz University Hospital, King Abdulaziz Oncology Medical Center, or King Fahd General Hospital. Results: A total of 203 women were recruited. The lifetime prevalence of domestic violence was 34.0%. Emotional abuse was the most common form of abuse (31.3%); physical and sexual abuses were reported in 21.6% and 4.8% of the participants, respectively. Only 1% of Saudi victims of domestic violence planned to seek help from social services. Conclusion: Although domestic violence is a common problem among women in Jeddah, only a negligible proportion of women plan to seek help. Policy makers should therefore i.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000354

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