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Exploring the Reproductive Health Needs of Violent Women: A Qualitative Study
Anvar Sadat Nayebi Nia1, Mahrokh Dolatian2, Seyedeh Batool Hasanpoor-Azghady3, Abbas Ebadi4, Alirez Akbarzadeh-Baghban5
1Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Clinical Cares and Health Promotion Research Center, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran2Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Center, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Department of Reproductive Health and Midwifery, Nursing Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
4Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Lifestyle Institute, Faculty of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5Proteomics Research Center, Department of Basic Sciences, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

IJWHR 2019; 7: 339–345
DOI: 10.15296/ijwhr.2019.56
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Keywords : Reproductive health, Needs, Women, Domestic violence
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Abstract
Objectives: Violence against women is one of the most serious social problems in any cultures and communities, affecting the reproductive health of this gender. Accordingly, this study aimed to determine the reproductive health needs of violent women.

Materials and Methods: This qualitative study was conducted on 19 domestically abused women and 9 key informants. The study population was selected through purposive sampling technique and the data were collected to the point of saturation using unstructured individual interviews, observation, and field notes. Eventually, data were analyzed by MAXQDA software using conventional content analysis.

Results: The main concepts obtained from the data were categorized into 5 major themes, including the need for motivating self-care, empowering women against oppression, having a safe sex life, promoting the capacity of the reproductive health system in the support of domestically abused women, and training males to involve in reproductive health issues.

Conclusions: According to the results of the study, domestic violence is probably related to specific reproductive health needs among females at individual, family, and society levels. Therefore, it is essential to determine the needs of domestically abused women in order to improve their general and reproductive health.

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