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Testing a counselling intervention in antenatal care for women experiencing partner violence: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Christina Pallitto1Email author,
  • Claudia García-Moreno1,
  • Heidi Stöeckl2,
  • Abigail Hatcher3,
  • Catherine MacPhail4,
  • Keneoue Mokoatle3 and
  • Nataly Woollett3
BMC Health Services ResearchBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:630

Received: 21 January 2016

Accepted: 21 October 2016

Published: 5 November 2016

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21 Oct 2016 Editorially accepted
5 Nov 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12913-016-1872-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Gender Violence and Health Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Hillbrow, South Africa
School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, Australia