Violent experiences in childhood are associated with men’s perpetration of intimate partner violence as a young adult: A multistage cluster survey in Malawi

This study analyzed data from 18- to 24-year-old men interviewed in the Malawi Violence Against Children and Young Woman Survey to examine the association between exposures to violence in childhood, including exposure to multiple forms of violence, with young men's perpetration of intimate partner violence.

The study estimated the weighted prevalence for perpetration of physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence and retrospective reporting of experiences of violence in childhood and examined the associations between childhood experiences of violence and perpetration of intimate partner violence. Among young men in Malawi, exposure to violence in childhood is associated with an increased odds of perpetrating intimate partner violence, highlighting the need for programs and policies aimed at interrupting the intergenerational transmission of violence.

Annals of epidemiology journal