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Violence profile of encarcerated women before being arrested

Grant number: 15/24580-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2016
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health - Epidemiology
Principal Investigator:Celene Aparecida Ferrari Audi
Grantee:Vanessa Cristina Fanger
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Under the Public Health Care seeing, the whole load of physical and psychiatric diseases into the prissional system show a challenge and an opportunity for multiple actions all over the world. The prisons are a privileged place for contact with millions of people, most of the time out of the reach for de normal health care systems based on communities. For those, majority composed by young people, prisons can be an opportunity for diagnosis, education into health care, diseases management, advise and also treatment that those might not be receiving before. Although majority of prisoners go back to their communities with physical and mental morbidities with no treatment, sometimes also worse than before being incarcerated. Main Goal: Is to analysis the prevalence and factors associated to violence in the life before being incarcerated of the women on Penitenciaria Feminina de Campinas/SP. Method: this study is an descriptive analysis of the historic of physical, sexual and mental violence suffered by inmates in adolescence, also as, the year before reclusion. And is a part of a bigger work called: "Atenção Integral a Saude da Mulher no Carcere e dos Servidores da Penitenciaria Feminina de Campinas/SP (Full Attention to the woman and workers health into the Female Prison of Campinas/SP)" that was a transversal study realized between August 2012 - July 2013.this study is important cause of the increasing number of female prisoners that hasn't been studied yet, and understand their necessities to improve their health. Into some gender specific demanded care, violence against women, deserves especial attention, since it is a recurring grievance that have been causing irreparable damages to mental and physical of the victims, this must be considered a public health care issue.

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