Sexual violence and its health consequences for female children in Swaziland: a cluster survey study

Publish Date: 
May 2009
Description: 

This study documents that sexual violence against female children is a substantial problem in Swaziland and that such violence has serious health consequences. In a self reporting survey of 1900 households, one in three females reported that they had experienced some form of sexual violence as a child. But this study is more than a prevalence study. It also describes and documents many of the circumstances and conditions under which sexual violence tends to occur. These patterns provide important information about how to target and organize prevention strategies and policies.

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Sexual violence and its health consequences for female children in Swaziland: a cluster survey study

Bibliography: 
Avid Reza, Matthew J Breiding, Jama Gulaid, James A Mercy, Curtis Blanton, Zodwa Mthethwa, Sapna Bamrah, Linda L Dahlberg, Mark Anderson, The Lancet