Subnotificação e (in)visibilidade da violência contra mulheres na atenção primária à saúde

Luciana Kind, Maria de Lourdes Pereira Orsini, Valdênia Nepomuceno, Letícia Gonçalves, Gislaine Alves de Souza, Monique Fernanda Félix Ferreira
2013 Cadernos de Saúde Pública  
This study aimed to map indicators of violence against women as recorded by primary healthcare services in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, and to identify difficulties experienced by health professionals in reporting such violence. Epidemiological data on this type of notification were collected in the information system of the Municipal Health Department. Data were produced with a semi-structured questionnaire and three focus group sessions with participation by 270 primary care
more » ... fessionals. The data were submitted to content analysis and were coded, categorized, and discussed in light of a literature review. A central analytical axis was called (in)visibility of violence against women. The data revealed both the recognition of violence as a public health problem and the invisibility that prevents dealing with it properly. Notification of such violence is often viewed as a fuss or commotion, which hampers progress in discussing and acting on the problem. Notice; Violence Against Women; Health Personnel; Primary Heath Care ARTIGO ARTICLE http://dx.
doi:10.1590/0102-311x00096312 pmid:24068226 fatcat:n2ssij6wgvdzfpztjmhwcitdly