Women's Experiences of Violence

Mariella Öberg, MD and PhD student at the Department of Women's and Children's Health, is working at NCK on a dissertation about women's experiences of violence.

The first part of the dissertation investigates experiences of domestic violence and sexual assault amongst women who visit the family planning service. The results for women requesting abortions are compared with the results for women asking for contraceptive advice.

The second part investigates what opinions women rape victims have of the treatment they received from the healthcare system in the acute stage. Gynaecologists' opinions of the acute examination of rape victims were also studied in this section.