April 13, 2022

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on intimate partner violence during pregnancy: evidence from a multi-methods study of recently pregnant women in Ethiopia

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This multi-methods study aimed to: (1) compare the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy pre-COVID-19 and during the COVID-19 pandemic using quantitative data and (2) contextualize pregnant women’s IPV experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic through supplemental interviews.

Quantitative analyses use data from PMA Ethiopia, a cohort of 2868 pregnant women that collects data at pregnancy, 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1-year postpartum. Following the 6-week postpartum survey, in-depth semistructured interviews contextualized experiences of IPV during pregnancy with a subset of participants.