Effects of Domestic Violence on Reproductive Health of Indigenous Mexican Women

Rosario Aparicio-López, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Joice Melo Vieira, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

The main objective of this paper is analyzing the impact of domestic violence on the reproductive health of indigenous Mexican women. A second objective is to know what are the most important factors associated to marital violence, considering the socio-demographic and cultural dimensions in this context. The data used is from the Health and Indigenous Women Rights Survey (ENSADEMI in spanish) raised in Mexico in 2006. The target population of ENSADEMI was indigenous women aged 15-59 years, ever married or ever in consensual union who are users of public health services. It was the first survey dedicated to this particular population. Data were collected from 3949 indigenous women and the method of gathering information was through a questionnaire of 125 questions. The analysis is developed considering three steps: 1) socio-demographic profile of the indigenous women interviewed; 2) characteristics of their conjugal union; 3) reproductive health and domestic violence.

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Presented in Session 70: Global Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and/or Gender Inequalities