Domestic violence and contraceptive adoption in Uttar Pradesh, India

Rob Stephenson, Michael A. Koenig, Saifuddin Ahmed

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This study examines the association between domestic violence and the subsequent adoption of modern contraception in North India. Matched data on married couples who were not practicing contraception are analyzed from companion surveys of married husbands and wives in five districts of Uttar Pradesh. By means of hazard modeling, a significant negative association was found between a husband's reporting of using physical domestic violence against his wife and the couple's adoption of a modern method of contraception. Community norms that were more tolerant of domestic violence were, in contrast, not a significant predictor of subsequent method adoption. The results highlight the need to address the issue of support for women experiencing domestic violence within existing family planning services and to sensitize service providers to the specific needs of women experiencing such violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-86
Number of pages12
JournalStudies in Family Planning
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

Fingerprint

domestic violence
contraceptive
contraception
India
husband
wife
married couple
family planning
service provider
district
violence
community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Domestic violence and contraceptive adoption in Uttar Pradesh, India. / Stephenson, Rob; Koenig, Michael A.; Ahmed, Saifuddin.

In: Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 37, No. 2, 06.2006, p. 75-86.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stephenson, Rob ; Koenig, Michael A. ; Ahmed, Saifuddin. / Domestic violence and contraceptive adoption in Uttar Pradesh, India. In: Studies in Family Planning. 2006 ; Vol. 37, No. 2. pp. 75-86.
@article{99245165380e4cdfb1a3dce395e47392,
title = "Domestic violence and contraceptive adoption in Uttar Pradesh, India",
abstract = "This study examines the association between domestic violence and the subsequent adoption of modern contraception in North India. Matched data on married couples who were not practicing contraception are analyzed from companion surveys of married husbands and wives in five districts of Uttar Pradesh. By means of hazard modeling, a significant negative association was found between a husband's reporting of using physical domestic violence against his wife and the couple's adoption of a modern method of contraception. Community norms that were more tolerant of domestic violence were, in contrast, not a significant predictor of subsequent method adoption. The results highlight the need to address the issue of support for women experiencing domestic violence within existing family planning services and to sensitize service providers to the specific needs of women experiencing such violence.",
author = "Rob Stephenson and Koenig, {Michael A.} and Saifuddin Ahmed",
year = "2006",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1111/j.1728-4465.2006.00087.x",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "37",
pages = "75--86",
journal = "Studies in Familiy Planning",
issn = "0039-3665",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Domestic violence and contraceptive adoption in Uttar Pradesh, India

AU - Stephenson, Rob

AU - Koenig, Michael A.

AU - Ahmed, Saifuddin

PY - 2006/6

Y1 - 2006/6

N2 - This study examines the association between domestic violence and the subsequent adoption of modern contraception in North India. Matched data on married couples who were not practicing contraception are analyzed from companion surveys of married husbands and wives in five districts of Uttar Pradesh. By means of hazard modeling, a significant negative association was found between a husband's reporting of using physical domestic violence against his wife and the couple's adoption of a modern method of contraception. Community norms that were more tolerant of domestic violence were, in contrast, not a significant predictor of subsequent method adoption. The results highlight the need to address the issue of support for women experiencing domestic violence within existing family planning services and to sensitize service providers to the specific needs of women experiencing such violence.

AB - This study examines the association between domestic violence and the subsequent adoption of modern contraception in North India. Matched data on married couples who were not practicing contraception are analyzed from companion surveys of married husbands and wives in five districts of Uttar Pradesh. By means of hazard modeling, a significant negative association was found between a husband's reporting of using physical domestic violence against his wife and the couple's adoption of a modern method of contraception. Community norms that were more tolerant of domestic violence were, in contrast, not a significant predictor of subsequent method adoption. The results highlight the need to address the issue of support for women experiencing domestic violence within existing family planning services and to sensitize service providers to the specific needs of women experiencing such violence.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33745255366&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33745255366&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/j.1728-4465.2006.00087.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1728-4465.2006.00087.x

M3 - Article

C2 - 16832982

AN - SCOPUS:33745255366

VL - 37

SP - 75

EP - 86

JO - Studies in Familiy Planning

JF - Studies in Familiy Planning

SN - 0039-3665

IS - 2

ER -