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Violence During Pregnancy and Postpartum

1. Which of the following has the highest prevalence during pregnancy?

A. Emotional violence

B. Physical violence

C. Sexual violence

D. All of the above have equal prevalence

2. Pregnant abused women tend to report experiencing less severe violence compared to non-pregnant abused women.

A. True

B. False

3. One of the most consistent and strongest predictors of violence during pregnancy is having experienced violence before pregnancy.

A. True

B. False

4. Pregnancy is a risk factor for violent victimization.

A. True

B. False

5. All of the following are socio-demographic characteristics of women associated with an increased risk of violent victimization during pregnancy, except for:

A. Older pregnant women

B. Unmarried pregnant women

C. Women with unintended or unwanted pregnancies

D. Pregnant women with lower levels of education

6. Those violated during pregnancy or the postpartum period are more likely than non-victimized women to use:

A. Tobacco

B. Alcohol

C. Prescription and illicit drugs

D. All of the above

7. Maternal exposure to domestic violence is significantly associated with an increased risk of low infant birth weight, as well as an increased risk of preterm birth.

A. True

B. False

8. The occurrence of domestic violence during the first _____ months postpartum is associated with significantly higher levels of child neglect, psychological child abuse, and physical child abuse during the children’s first five years of life.

A. 3

B. 6

C. 9

D. 12

9. Which of the following interventions can be somewhat effective in helping pregnant violence survivors speak to their healthcare providers about the violence, increase their self-protective actions, decrease their mental health symptoms, and reduce the violence in their lives?

A. Video-based educational interventions for prenatal care patients

B. Psychological interventions

C. Empowerment interventions

D. All of the above

10. Routine screening for violence within healthcare settings increases identification of survivors and signals to survivors that healthcare settings are safe places in which to disclose violence.

A. True

B. False

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