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The profile of women victims of domestic violence in Morocco

F.a. Boughima, R. Razine, H. Benyaich, M. Mrabet

Publication date: September 2018

Source: La Revue de Médecine Légale, Volume 9, Issue 3

Author(s): F.A. Boughima, R. Razine, H. Benyaich, M. Mrabet

Summary
Introduction

Violence against women by an intimate partner is a real public health problem. Its prevalence is alarming.

Purpose

To determine the profile of both the women victims of violence and their partners, and to describe the characteristics of violence against them.

Materials and methods

Two hundred and fifty-four women were received during the study's period in our forensic unit for a forensic certificate. A pre-questionnaire was led by the authors. Participation in the study was voluntary and anonymous. The results were statistically analyzed.

Results

Most of the victims were young and had an average educational and economic level. They were beaten by a partner who takes toxic in more than three quarter of the cases. Physical violence was one of act reported by most women.

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