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Research Article

Associations between Intimate Partner Violence and Termination of Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

  • Megan Hall,

    Affiliation: Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lucy C. Chappell,

    Affiliation: Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Bethany L. Parnell,

    Affiliation: Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Paul T. Seed,

    Affiliation: Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Susan Bewley mail

    susan.bewley@kcl.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 07, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001581

About the Authors

Megan Hall, Lucy C. Chappell, Bethany L. Parnell, Paul T. Seed, Susan Bewley
Women's Health Academic Centre, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: susan.bewley@kcl.ac.uk

Competing Interests

SB has received charitable grant funding to study violence in pregnancy (Economic and Social Research Council, Guys & St Thomas' Charitable Foundation, Friends of Guys Charity) and received a fee (£900) for expert obstetric advisory work from Marie Stopes International. LCC is a Freelance Associate Editor for PLOS Medicine. MH, BLP, and PTS declare no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SB MH PTS LC. Performed the experiments: MH BP LC PTS SB. Analyzed the data: MH BP LC PTS SB. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: MH LC SB. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: MH LC BP PTS SB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: MH LC BP PTS SB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: MH LC BP PTS SB.