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08 Mar

Autonomy, intimate partner violence, and women’s health in northern Botswana

Author: Francis Barchi

Research purpose. This study, conducted with Women against Rape, examines women’s autonomy, health, and intimate partner violence (IPV). Structured interviews with 469 women yielded complete data on 358 respondents. We examined the effects of four indicators of autonomy as well as various socio-demographic characteristics, including age, education, employment, relationship status, income, chronic disease status, and alcohol use, on three health outcomes—self-reported health status (SRHS), depression, and suicidal ideation. IPV was examined both as a predictor of health as well as an outcome of autonomy. Find the publication