Partners’ behavior as the main cause of domestic violence experienced by pregnant adolescents in Jakarta

Irma Permata Sari, Setyowati, Titin Ungsianik

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Background: Adolescent pregnancy leads to a variety of com-plex problems. Adolescents with an unwanted pregnancy poten-tially face a stigma or rejection by parents and friends as well as facing threats to be a victim of domestic violence. Violence experienced by pregnant adolescents has a negative impact on the health status of the mother and their fetus. This study aimed to identify the factors triggering domestic violence on pregnant adolescents in Jakarta. Design and Methods: The design of the study was cross-sec-tional study with convenience sampling (n=230). The tools used for data collection were questionnaires. Results: The results of the bivariate analysis showed that the factors associated with domestic violence suffered by pregnant adolescents were the partner’s violence history (p=0.000), part-ner’s behaviors (p=0.000), economic status (p=0.002) and fami-ly’s support (p=0.03). The partner’s behavior was the most influ-ential factor that contributed 73.96 times the potential occurrences of domestic violence against pregnant adolescents (p=0.000; OR=73.96). Conclusions: The involvement of the partner during the pregnancy process is necessary for understanding and comprehension of the changes, which may possibly occur due to the partner’s pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2341
JournalJournal of Public Health Research
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Domestic violence
  • Factors
  • Pregnant adolescents
  • Violence against women


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