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Empowerment and physical violence throughout women's reproductive life in Mexico.
Violence Against Women. 2008 Jun; 14(6):655-77.VA

Abstract

This article analyzes intimate partner violence (IPV) against women aged 15 to 21, 30 to 34, and 45 to 49, based on the 2003 National Survey on the Dynamics of Household Relationships (in Spanish, ENDIREH) in Mexico. The authors examined the degree of women's empowerment and autonomy in relation to their partners. Logit regression analyses showed that variables significantly associated with physical violence varied between the three age groups, suggesting that women followed specific trajectories throughout their reproductive lives. Some dimensions of empowerment reduced the risk of violence (women's ability to decide whether to work, when to have sexual relations, and the extent of their partners' participation in household chores). Other dimensions (women's decision making regarding reproductive matters) increased such risk. Thus, access to resources meant to empower women did not automatically decrease the risk of violence. The authors recommend specific interventions tailored to each age group, aimed at breaking the cycle of violence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Regional Center for Multidisciplinary Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18535307

Citation

Castro, Roberto, et al. "Empowerment and Physical Violence Throughout Women's Reproductive Life in Mexico." Violence Against Women, vol. 14, no. 6, 2008, pp. 655-77.
Castro R, Casique I, Brindis CD. Empowerment and physical violence throughout women's reproductive life in Mexico. Violence Against Women. 2008;14(6):655-77.
Castro, R., Casique, I., & Brindis, C. D. (2008). Empowerment and physical violence throughout women's reproductive life in Mexico. Violence Against Women, 14(6), 655-77. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801208319102
Castro R, Casique I, Brindis CD. Empowerment and Physical Violence Throughout Women's Reproductive Life in Mexico. Violence Against Women. 2008;14(6):655-77. PubMed PMID: 18535307.
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