Sexual violence within marriage-A case study within Uttar Pradesh


  Studies on sexual behaviour of the general population; particularly those in rural areas are rare. Issues like sexual violence are still more neglected. The present paper addresses a totally neglected area, i.e. sexual coercion within marriage. This paper is based on a detailed qualitative study carried out by the Centre for Operations Research and Training (CORT) on the decision making process involved in seeking abortion. The study was carried out in two villages of Lucknow district located in central Uttar Pradesh. This preliminary analysis of sexual coercion within marriage brings out many important findings. First, most of the girls at the time of their marriage have no knowledge about sexuality and the family formation process. The study also reveals frequent sexual coercion within marriage. 





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