Funding for this research was provided by:
The Swedish Crime victim Compensation and Support Authority (Dnr 09082/2014 & Dnr 09097/2015)
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Received: 26 September 2019
Accepted: 9 March 2020
First Online: 26 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Current project was accomplished in accordance with the WHO’s ethical and safety recommendations for research on DV against women [CitationRef removed]. The main principals to justify this research were fulfilled according to the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki [CitationRef removed]. Furthermore, the participants were informed about the law governing the procedures of the Swedish Data Inspection (PUL). At the time of their recruitment, the participants were fully informed about the content of the study and informed written consent was obtained before participation. The women were promised confidentiality and advised that it was entirely up to them if they wished to disclose, to their midwife, that they were living in a violent relationship. Those who were in need of support were guaranteed professional help. Completed questionnaires were collected by the first author, were given a unique code number, and were then kept in a locked safety deposit until they were scanned. Approval was obtained from the Regional Ethical Review Board of Southern Sweden (Dnr: 640/2008).
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.