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Mental health problems after giving birth frequently linked to domestic violence
Mental health problems after giving birth frequently linked to domestic violence

(May 30, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From London - Women with mental health problems when they give birth are more likely to have previously experienced domestic violence, according to a report published PLOS Medicine. Researchers reviewed data from nearly 70 relevant studies. They found that as many as 13% of postnatal depression cases were connected to experiencing domestic violence during pregnancy. Women with both antenatal and postnatal depression were 3x more likely to have experienced domestic violence in the previous 12 months, and 5x more likely to experience this violence during pregnancy.

 
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