Received: 20 November 2018
Accepted: 8 December 2020
First Online: 4 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by Human research ethical committee, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), Kathmandu Nepal and Institutional Ethical review board of Propakar maternity and women’s hospital, Thapathail, Kathmandu. All three Institutional Ethical review boards approved form of consent and consent procedure used.During the study period, WHO ethical and safety recommendations for research on DV against women were strictly followed. Written consent was taken from all participants after fully informed about the study objective and their roles. In context to participants who were minors (minors are considered anyone under the age of 16), we use guideline of Council for International Organizations of Medical Science (CIOMs, 2016), (Guideline 10: modifications and waivers of informed consent and Guideline 17: Research involving children and adolescent). Minor group gave consent by themselves. Ethics committees approved a lack of parent consent for those participants under the age of 16. Every participant was informed about voluntary participation and free to refuse to answer any questions that make them feel discomfort and can withdraw from the interview at any time. The interviews were conducted by the female research assistants in a private room inside ANC and PNC clinic. Because of the sensitive issue, all information was kept strictly confidential. Information was not being released to anyone who is not associated with the research.
: Not applicable.
: There are no competing interests.