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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038


HIERREZUELO ROJAS, Naifi; FERNANDEZ GONZALES, Paula  y  LEON GUILART, Alain. Intrafamilial Violence against Women from a Medical Office in Santiago de Cuba. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2021, vol.37, n.1, e1349.  Epub 01-Abr-2021. ISSN 0864-2125.


Gender-related violence currently represents a serious problem for humanity and affects all countries and millions of people, especially women and girls.


To characterize women who suffer domestic violence and from a family medical office in Santiago de Cuba.


A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in the family medical office # 12 of Ramón López Peña Teaching Polyclinic of Santiago de Cuba Municipality, in the period from November 2018 to June 2019. The study universe consisted of 378 women aged 15 years and more. The sample was made up of 43 women who suffered some type of violence. A questionnaire was applied to them. The variables studied were age, schooling, occupational level, marital status, type of abuse and relative perpetrator of violence. For processing the information, absolute frequency and percentage distributions were used. The data were processed using the statistical package SPSS (version 11.0). The results obtained are shown in tables and graphs, to facilitate their understanding and analysis.


It was evidenced that 43.6% belonged to the age group 20-35 years. 53.4% ​​were housewives. There was a predominance of consensual union (55.9%), senior-high schooling (48.8%), and physical violence (41.9%), perpetrated by the husband or partner (44, 2%), while 53.5% had no perception of the act.


The presence of violence against women was frequent, an act that involved the rest of the family. The women had no perception that they were mistreated. They were mostly housewives subjected to the will of their partner.

Palabras clave : intrafamilial violence; violence types; violence against women.

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