Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 215--217

Physical wife abuse in an urban slum of Pune, Maharastra


Manisha M Ruikar1, Asha K Pratinidhi2 
1 Former Lecturer, Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, BJ Medical College, Pune, Maharastra, India
2 Former Professor, Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, BJ Medical College, Pune, Maharastra, India

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Manisha M Ruikar
Former Lecturer, Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, BJ Medical College, Pune, Maharastra
India

The present cross-sectional study was undertaken during August- September 2004 in an urban slum area of Pune to find out prevalence & characteristics of physical wife abuse/wife beating & to ascertain women«SQ»s views & behavior towards it in a social context. The prevalence of physical wife abuse/wife beating was reported to be 61.5%. The most commonly reported husband«SQ»s behavior included slapping (98.8%) followed by pushing (39.8%) & kicking wives (33.7%). 17.8% women justified physical abuse by husband. The most commonly reported behavior of women included crying (85.2%) & silently bearing the physical abuse (59%).


How to cite this article:
Ruikar MM, Pratinidhi AK. Physical wife abuse in an urban slum of Pune, Maharastra.Indian J Public Health 2008;52:215-217


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Ruikar MM, Pratinidhi AK. Physical wife abuse in an urban slum of Pune, Maharastra. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Apr 5 ];52:215-217
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