Speaker(s): Ayishetu Musa-Maliki
Facilitator(s): Olajumoke Ojeleye
Routine screening, is the application of standardized questions to all symptom-free women according to a procedure that does not vary from place to place. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of IPV and acceptability of routine screening of IPV by pregnant women in northern Nigeria. A cross sectional descriptive design was used to administered questionnaire to 90 respondents after being screened for IPV with the Abuse Assessment Screen tool. The prevalence rate is 32%, and 80% of Pregnant women were satisfied with, and accepted that routine screening for IPV be incorporated into the ANC daily routine. Their reasons included; it helps them to voice out, receives good advice to their marital problems, and the lives of their foetus can be safe. There is pressing need for policy makers, at all relevant levels, to make policies on routine screening for IPV to be included in ANC routine.