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Prevalence and Types of Violence against Women Seeking Divorce Referred to the Forensic Medicine Organization; a Case Study of Boyer-Ahmad County
F. Yarinasab *1, K. Amini2
1- Legal Medicine Research Center, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, Yasuj, Iran , yarinasab.f@gmail.com
2- Legal Medicine Research Center, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, Yasuj, Iran
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Aims: The increase in divorce rate in Iranian society in recent years has created many social concerns. Identifying the factors affecting divorce can play an important role in preventing its occurrence due to the very negative consequences of social problems. Domestic violence against women seems to be one of the main reasons for divorce. Therefore, this study was conducted with the general purpose of investigating the prevalence and type of violence in women seeking divorce referred to Boyer-Ahmad forensic medicine Organization.
Instruments & Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study 206 women seeking divorce referred to the forensic medicine organization of Boyer-Ahmad County in July 2017 to February 2018 by convenience sampling method entered to the study. The research tools included questionnaires of domestic violence, interferation of others and demographic characteristics. The collected data were statistically analyzed using SPSS 19 software and Pearson correlation test.
Findings: Domestic violence with the mean score of 3.19±6.30 was in the moderate level. The highest mean was the variable of psychological violence and the lowest mean was the variable of sexual violence. There was a significant correlation between the variables of learning of violence, suspicion and betrayal and interferation of others with domestic violence and its types.
Conclusion: Domestic violence among women seeking divorce referred to the Boyer-Ahmad County Forensic Medicine Organization is moderate and their psychological violence is high.

Keywords: Divorce|domestic violence|legal medicine ,
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Received: 2019/11/30 | Accepted: 2020/06/27 | Published: 2020/07/22
* Corresponding Author Address: Legal Medicine Center of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad, 3 Hejrat Alley, Shariati Street, Yasuj, Iran. Postal code: 7591781157.
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