Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
VALDEZ-SANTIAGO, Rosario and RUIZ-RODRIGUEZ, Myriam. Domestic violence against women: when and how does it emerge as a public health problem?. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2009, vol.51, n.6, pp. 505-511. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342009000600009.
Male domestic violence against women is a problem that has been documented and recognized as an object of study and intervention in public health worldwide. This recognition began in the 1970s when it was established as a topic to be addressed by major journals in the field of public health, particularly in the Anglo-Saxon. From its inception, various public health theories have contributed to the construction of the problem as an object of scientific study. While classical epidemiology was the first framework used to generate evidence on its magnitude and impact, other frameworks have been used in the last decade to account for other aspects of the problem.
Keywords : violence against women; public health.