22.7% of pregnant women suffer intimate partner violence, Spanish study shows

12 diciembre 2014

A new study analyses the violent behaviors exhibited towards pregnant women. While 21% of women suffer emotional violence during pregnancy, 3.6% encounter physical or sexual violence. Furthermore, 36.1% of those who reported physical violence claimed that it happened «very often» or «daily». A Spanish investigation into the prevalence of domestic violence against pregnant women has found that 22.7% endure some kind of violence – emotional, physical or sexual – within their relationship.