Characteristics of violence during teenage pregnancy in Lima, Peru

Authors

  • Hans Contreras-Pulache Centro de Investigación ANASTOMOSIS. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Instituto de Investigaciones Clínicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Elizabeth Mori-Quispe Centro de Investigación ANASTOMOSIS. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Willy D. Hinostroza-Camposano Centro de Investigación ANASTOMOSIS. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Maribel Yancachajlla-Apaza Centro de Investigación ANASTOMOSIS. Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú. Médico cirujano.
  • Nelly Lam-Figueroa Instituto de Investigaciones Clínicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú. médico ginecoobstetra, magíster en medicina.
  • Horacio Chacón-Torrico Facultad de Medicina Humana. Universidad Científica del Sur. Lima, Perú. estudiante de medicina.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2013.303.271

Keywords:

Violence, Pregnancy, Adolescent

Abstract

Objectives. To determine the characteristics of violence seen in pregnant teenagers who were treated at the Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal (INMP) in Lima, Peru. Materials and methods. A cross-sectional study was carried out by INMP between January and March, 2010 using a probabilistic and systematic sampling. The study unit comprises every hospitalized teenager who had just given birth and who lived in Lima. A semi-structured interview was conducted. History of violence was operationalized into: verbal violence (insults, ridicule, and humiliation), physical violence (arm pulling, hair pulling, pushes), direct aggression (slaps, kicking, burns) and sexual violence (sexual intercourse without consent). Results. 292 teenage mothers aged 16,5 ± 1 in average took part in the study. 47.9% lived with their partners and 51.4% were single. In 97.3% of the cases, they got pregnant as a result of a conserted sexual relationship, while 2.7% got pregnant as a result of rape. 90.1% of teenage mothers reported not having planned the pregnancy. Conserning history of violence: 48.1% had had verbal violence, 17.1% physical violence, 8.2% direct aggression and 6.8% sexual violence. Conclusions. Violence during teenage pregnancy is not an isolated event; actually, it is rather common in any of its forms.

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2014-03-11

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Contreras-Pulache H, Mori-Quispe E, Hinostroza-Camposano WD, Yancachajlla-Apaza M, Lam-Figueroa N, Chacón-Torrico H. Characteristics of violence during teenage pregnancy in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2014 Mar. 11 [cited 2024 Jun. 12];30(3). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/271

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