This study was recently released. The authors looked at intimate partner violence (IPV) – what some call "domestic abuse" – among a sample of married women in Bangladesh and how IPV is related to women’s symptoms of sexually transmissible infections (STI). In this random sample of nearly 2865 women, the researchers found that more than one third of the women (38%) had experienced IPV in the year previous to the study. They also found that IPV was related, as you might guess, to STI symptoms. This problem is not limited only to women in Bangladesh nor is it limited only to married women, or even just to women. If you’d like a broader context on these types of problems, check out the article here.
About Dr. Debby Herbenick
Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.
Half a year ago, I wrote a blog post called “On Being A Sex Educator When You’re Not,” which related my experiences of acting like a sex educator when people in my life needed access to that sort of information. [...]
- Bystepping Stigma By Easily Locating STI Clinics
- Assessing Facts About Abortion And Contraception
It’s important for both potential and current sexual partners to be able to give informed consent to participating in sexual acts, which includes, among other things, knowledge about one’s STI status. STIs like herpes are much more prevalent than they [...]
- The Must-Read Article On Herpes
- Informed Consent: Risk Assessment vs. Stigma