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Intimate partner violence and forced migration during pregnancy: Structural constraints to women's agency.
Glob Public Health. 2016; 11(1-2):153-68.GP

Abstract

Little is known about migration during pregnancy related to intimate partner violence (IPV). In this paper, we examine issues of agency in relation to pregnant women's migrations in a high HIV prevalence area of Kenya. We qualitatively explored forced migration among pregnant women, using data from in-depth interviews, focus groups and IPV screening forms. To quantitatively examine migration during pregnancy, we analysed data from a prospective study of 614 pregnant women. The qualitative data revealed that women had varied responses to violence in pregnancy, with some being able to leave the marital home voluntarily as a strategy to escape violence. Others were 'sent packing' from their marital homes when they dared to exercise autonomy, in some cases related to HIV status. Quantitative analyses revealed that pregnant women who migrated were more educated, less likely to be living with a partner and had fewer children than other women. Migration among pregnant women in Kenya illustrates the complexity of understanding women's agency in the context of IPV. The findings indicate that there is not a dichotomy between 'victim' and 'agent', but rather a complex dynamic between and within pregnant women, who may sequentially or simultaneously experience aspects of victimhood and/or agentic response.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Department of Health Care Organization and Policy , School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham , Birmingham , AL , USA.b Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute , University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa. c Department of Medicine , Division of HIV/AIDS, University of California , San Francisco , CA , USA.d Department of Psychology , University of Trieste , Trieste , Italy.e Department of Health Policy and Management , Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill , NC , USA.a Department of Health Care Organization and Policy , School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham , Birmingham , AL , USA.f Centre for Public Health Research , Kenya Medical Research Institute , Nairobi , Kenya.g Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Division of Prevention Science , University of California , San Francisco, San Francisco , CA , USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25996287

Citation

Turan, Janet M., et al. "Intimate Partner Violence and Forced Migration During Pregnancy: Structural Constraints to Women's Agency." Global Public Health, vol. 11, no. 1-2, 2016, pp. 153-68.
Turan JM, Hatcher AM, Romito P, et al. Intimate partner violence and forced migration during pregnancy: Structural constraints to women's agency. Glob Public Health. 2016;11(1-2):153-68.
Turan, J. M., Hatcher, A. M., Romito, P., Mangone, E., Durojaiye, M., Odero, M., & Camlin, C. S. (2016). Intimate partner violence and forced migration during pregnancy: Structural constraints to women's agency. Global Public Health, 11(1-2), 153-68. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2015.1030684
Turan JM, et al. Intimate Partner Violence and Forced Migration During Pregnancy: Structural Constraints to Women's Agency. Glob Public Health. 2016;11(1-2):153-68. PubMed PMID: 25996287.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intimate partner violence and forced migration during pregnancy: Structural constraints to women's agency. AU - Turan,Janet M, AU - Hatcher,Abigail M, AU - Romito,Patrizia, AU - Mangone,Emily, AU - Durojaiye,Modupeoluwa, AU - Odero,Merab, AU - Camlin,Carol S, Y1 - 2015/05/21/ PY - 2015/5/22/entrez PY - 2015/5/23/pubmed PY - 2016/10/7/medline KW - Africa KW - HIV/AIDS KW - intimate partner violence KW - migration KW - pregnancy SP - 153 EP - 68 JF - Global public health JO - Glob Public Health VL - 11 IS - 1-2 N2 - Little is known about migration during pregnancy related to intimate partner violence (IPV). In this paper, we examine issues of agency in relation to pregnant women's migrations in a high HIV prevalence area of Kenya. We qualitatively explored forced migration among pregnant women, using data from in-depth interviews, focus groups and IPV screening forms. To quantitatively examine migration during pregnancy, we analysed data from a prospective study of 614 pregnant women. The qualitative data revealed that women had varied responses to violence in pregnancy, with some being able to leave the marital home voluntarily as a strategy to escape violence. Others were 'sent packing' from their marital homes when they dared to exercise autonomy, in some cases related to HIV status. Quantitative analyses revealed that pregnant women who migrated were more educated, less likely to be living with a partner and had fewer children than other women. Migration among pregnant women in Kenya illustrates the complexity of understanding women's agency in the context of IPV. The findings indicate that there is not a dichotomy between 'victim' and 'agent', but rather a complex dynamic between and within pregnant women, who may sequentially or simultaneously experience aspects of victimhood and/or agentic response. SN - 1744-1706 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25996287/Intimate_partner_violence_and_forced_migration_during_pregnancy:_Structural_constraints_to_women's_agency_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17441692.2015.1030684 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -