Emotional abuse of girls in Swaziland: Prevalence, perpetrators, risk and protective factors, and health outcomes

Research on emotional child abuse in sub–Saharan Africa is scarce. Few studies have examined prevalence, risk and protective factors for emotional child abuse or the associations between emotional abuse and girls’ health.

This study used a nationally representative two–stage, cluster–sampled, household survey of females aged 13–24 years on childhood abuse victimization. Associations between emotional abuse and putative risk, and protective factors and health outcomes were analyzed.

Journal global health