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Table 2 Themes and sub-themes on war, violence and SRH in Somalia

From: Violence and reproductive health preceding flight from war: accounts from Somali born women in Sweden

Theme Subthemes
Violence is everywhere in war-torn Somalia Controlled by the fear of violence
Interrupted life and scattered families
Childbearing – natural but hazardous
The silence of sexual and intimate partner violence Rape happens, but who can intervene?
Intimate partner violence is a family issue
Stoic women keep life together We cannot dwell on what cannot be changed
We have learnt to be strong