Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
RAMIREZ RODRIGUEZ, Juan Carlos and PATINO GUERRA, María Concepción. Women from Guadalajara and domestic violence: a pilot study. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1996, vol.12, n.3, pp. 405-409. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1996000300014.
Domestic violence against women is a sociomedical problem that continues to be overlooked by health institutions specifically and Mexican society as a whole. There are a handful of initial studies on this issue that report on the problem in specific areas of the country. This is a pilot study on 57 women from Guadalajara, Mexico, selected through a multi-stage random sample. Some 46% of the women had suffered domestic violence. The partner was identified as the perpetrator in 73% of these cases. Among these women, 33% had been emotionally abused, 19% physically abused, and 12% sexually abused.
Keywords : Domestic Violence; Family Violence; Violence against Women; Gender Violence; Women´s Health.