Journal Article

Reproductive health concerns of women contending with spousal violence and husband’s alcohol use in a Mumbai slum community

Mumbai, India, has diverse slum communities consisting primarily of migrants struggling to survive in a high-cost living environment. Financial and survival stressors and increased access to low-cost alcohol have been cited as reasons for increased alcohol problems and spousal violence in these slums. Studies from India indicate heightened risk for spousal violence among men reporting alcohol use, and poorer reproductive health outcomes among women contending with such violence. Less is known about reproductive health risks among women who report risky alcohol use by their husband.