Naeemah Abrahams

Summary

Affiliation: Medical Research Council
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Indigenous healing practices and self-medication amongst pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Group, South African Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Reprod Health 6:79-86. 2002
  2. pmc Sexual violence against intimate partners in Cape Town: prevalence and risk factors reported by men
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Group, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070 Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 82:330-7. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Worldwide prevalence of non-partner sexual violence: a systematic review
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Electronic address
    Lancet 383:1648-54. 2014
  4. pmc Intimate partner femicide in South Africa in 1999 and 2009
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS Med 10:e1001412. 2013
  5. pmc Managing and resisting stigma: a qualitative study among people living with HIV in South Africa
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7405, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 15:17330. 2012
  6. pmc Forensic medicine in South Africa: associations between medical practice and legal case progression and outcomes in female murders
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 6:e28620. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Guns and gender-based violence in South Africa
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, W Cape
    S Afr Med J 100:586-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Impact of telephonic psycho-social support on adherence to post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after rape
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 22:1173-81. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Barriers to post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) completion after rape: a South African qualitative study
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Cult Health Sex 12:471-84. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality of women from intimate partner violence in South Africa: a national epidemiological study
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council Cape Town, South Africa
    Violence Vict 24:546-56. 2009

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Indigenous healing practices and self-medication amongst pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Group, South African Medical Research Council, P O Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, Cape Town, South Africa
    Afr J Reprod Health 6:79-86. 2002
    ..There is, therefore, an urgent need to bridge the gap between orthodox and indigenous medical systems through reciprocal learning and by acknowledging each other's roles...
  2. pmc Sexual violence against intimate partners in Cape Town: prevalence and risk factors reported by men
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Group, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070 Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 82:330-7. 2004
    ..To describe the prevalence of and risk factors for the perpetration of sexual violence by men against female intimate partners...
  3. ncbi request reprint Worldwide prevalence of non-partner sexual violence: a systematic review
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Electronic address
    Lancet 383:1648-54. 2014
    ..These cases are extremes of the wider phenomenon of sexual violence against women, but the true extent is poorly quantified. We did a systematic review to estimate prevalence...
  4. pmc Intimate partner femicide in South Africa in 1999 and 2009
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS Med 10:e1001412. 2013
    ..Female homicide studies with data on the perpetrator-victim relationship can provide insights. We compare the results of two South African national studies of female homicide with similar sampling done 10 y apart...
  5. pmc Managing and resisting stigma: a qualitative study among people living with HIV in South Africa
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7405, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Int AIDS Soc 15:17330. 2012
    ..This study explored experiences of being HIV-positive and how people manage stigma in their daily social interactions...
  6. pmc Forensic medicine in South Africa: associations between medical practice and legal case progression and outcomes in female murders
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 6:e28620. 2011
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  7. ncbi request reprint Guns and gender-based violence in South Africa
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, W Cape
    S Afr Med J 100:586-8. 2010
    ..Violence is a common feature of South African society. A firearm in the home is a risk factor in intimate partner violence, but this has not been readily demonstrated in South Africa because of a lack of data...
  8. doi request reprint Impact of telephonic psycho-social support on adherence to post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) after rape
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    AIDS Care 22:1173-81. 2010
    ..Further research to understand reasons for non-adherence is needed before further interventions are developed...
  9. doi request reprint Barriers to post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) completion after rape: a South African qualitative study
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    Cult Health Sex 12:471-84. 2010
    ..Further research is needed to support the development of interventions that acknowledge the complex barriers to adherence of PEP after rape...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality of women from intimate partner violence in South Africa: a national epidemiological study
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council Cape Town, South Africa
    Violence Vict 24:546-56. 2009
    ..The national IPV mortality rate was more than twice that found in the United States. The study highlights the value of collecting reliable data across the globe to develop interventions for advocacy of which gender equity is critical...
  11. pmc Intimate femicide-suicide in South Africa: a cross-sectional study
    Shanaaz Mathews
    Gender and Health Unit, Medical Research Council, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 86:552-58. 2008
    ..To examine the incidence and patterns of intimate femicide-suicide in South Africa and to describe the factors associated with an increase in the risk of suicide after intimate femicide (i.e. the killing of an intimate female partner)...
  12. doi request reprint Injury patterns of female homicide victims in South Africa
    Shanaaz Mathews
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Trauma 67:168-72. 2009
    ..The objective of this article is to describe the incidence of female homicides and their related injury patterns with reference to autopsy practices in South Africa...
  13. doi request reprint The epidemiology and the pathology of suspected rape homicide in South Africa
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7405, Cape Town, South
    Forensic Sci Int 178:132-8. 2008
    ..To describe the epidemiology and forensic management of suspected rape homicide in South Africa, with the aim of promoting the recognition of this form of violence against women amongst forensic pathologists during post-mortem examination...
  14. pmc The epidemiology of child homicides in South Africa
    Shanaaz Mathews
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7405, Cape Town, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 91:562-8. 2013
    ..To describe age- and sex-specific rates of child homicide in South Africa...
  15. ncbi request reprint Intimate partner violence: prevalence and risk factors for men in Cape Town, South Africa
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Violence Vict 21:247-64. 2006
    ..16), and conflict about his infidelity (OR = 2.81). The study shows that ideas supportive of gender inequality and normative use of violence in different settings are major underlying factors for men's violence against partners...
  16. pmc Effects of South African men's having witnessed abuse of their mothers during childhood on their levels of violence in adulthood
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, PO Box 19070, Tygerberg 7505, South Africa
    Am J Public Health 95:1811-6. 2005
    ..We sought to assess the effects of witnessing violence against their mothers in childhood on men's use of violence in a range of settings in adulthood...
  17. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use and its role in female homicides in the Western Cape, South Africa
    Shanaaz Mathews
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 70:321-7. 2009
    ..The aim of this article is to describe the patterns of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of death for female homicide victims and to explore the factors associated with having an elevated BAC...
  18. doi request reprint Opportunities and obstacles to screening pregnant women for intimate partner violence during antenatal care in Zimbabwe
    Simukai Shamu
    School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
    Cult Health Sex 15:511-24. 2013
    ..A comprehensive response to IPV by midwives would be difficult to achieve in this setting but sensitised midwives could respond to cues to violence and ultimately assist abused women in culturally sensitive and appropriate ways...
  19. pmc "That pregnancy can bring noise into the family": exploring intimate partner sexual violence during pregnancy in the context of HIV in Zimbabwe
    Simukai Shamu
    School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 7:e43148. 2012
    ..This study explored women's and health workers' perspectives and experiences of sexuality and sexual violence in pregnancy, including in relation to HIV testing...
  20. pmc A systematic review of African studies on intimate partner violence against pregnant women: prevalence and risk factors
    Simukai Shamu
    School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 6:e17591. 2011
    ..This paper presents a systematic review summing up the evidence from African studies on IPV prevalence and risk factors among pregnant women...
  21. ncbi request reprint Estimating the burden of disease attributable to interpersonal violence in South Africa in 2000
    Rosana Norman
    Burden of Disease Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South African, Tygerberg, Cape Town
    S Afr Med J 97:653-6. 2007
  22. doi request reprint Exploring mental health adjustment of children post sexual assault in South Africa
    Shanaaz Mathews
    South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa
    J Child Sex Abus 22:639-57. 2013
    ..3% of children still met full symptom post-traumatic stress disorder nearly six months post disclosure. Our findings indicate that current practice in South Africa does not promote adequate recovery for children...
  23. ncbi request reprint Intersections of 'sanitation, sexual coercion and girls' safety in schools'
    Naeemah Abrahams
    Gender and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 11:751-6. 2006
    ..To explore safety for girls in schools, particularly how girls perceive and negotiate dangers and risks associated with the use of toilets...
  24. ncbi request reprint Services for child sexual abuse lacking
    Naeemah Abrahams
    S Afr Med J 98:494. 2008
  25. pmc Perpetration of violence against intimate partners: health care implications from global data
    Jacquelyn C Campbell
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD 21231 3529, USA
    CMAJ 179:511-2. 2008