Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 4

Obstetric Violence and Its Correlates: A Pilot Study in North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India

Ananya Ramanandi1, Bijan Patua2 and Nilanjana Ghosh3*

1Senior Resident, Swasthya Bhavan, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2Associate Professor, Department of G&O, North Bengal Medical College, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of C&FM, AIIMS Guwahati, India

*Corresponding Author: Nilanjana Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of C&FM, AIIMS Guwahati, India.

Received: February 17, 2022; Published: March 29, 2022


Background: Obstetric Violence is a topic of interest, concern and importance since ages. An issue which deals with the next progeny needs to be understood well to ensure well being of both physical and mental health of not only the newborn bit entire family. Post Pandemic this issue is of more priority. Dearth of literature exists.

Objective: An attempt to explore into it correlates with aim to formulate preventive measures has led to the study.

Methods: A cross sectional mixed method study in NBMCH after ethical permission was done.

Results: Obstetric Violence remains quite high and its statistically significant correlates have been identified.

Conclusion: Key Informant Interview revealed many other contributory factors which require exploratory analysis. A larger study is warranted.

Keywords: Obstetric Violence; Pilot Study; Darjeeling District


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Citation: Nilanjana Ghosh., et al. “Obstetric Violence and Its Correlates: A Pilot Study in North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling District, West Bengal, India". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.4 (2022): 19-23.


Copyright: © 2022 Nilanjana Ghosh., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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