JWI and their National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse are hosting a webinar October 7th from 12-1 pm ET, Reproductive Coercion and Partner Abuse: A New Study on Unintended Pregnancy. Dare I say it, but it would appear that these webinars are now free, as long as you’re not looking for social work CEs. You can register here.
From the site:
A recent study by researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health in collaboration with the Family Violence Prevention Fund sheds light on a little-recognized form of abuse in which men use coercion and birth control sabotage to get a female partner pregnant (when she doesn’t want to be) and attempt to control the outcomes of the pregnancy. Reproductive coercion is common in relationships where women experience physical or sexual partner violence. Joining us are author Elizabeth Miller, an assistant professor of Pediatrics in the UC Davis School of medicine and practitioner at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and Rebecca Levenson, Senior Policy Analyst at the Family Violence Prevention Fund, who will discuss the findings of their study and the implications for prevention and intervention efforts.
Understanding the connections between partner violence, reproductive coercion and unintended pregnancy
- Looking at the connections from research with both men and women
- Recommendations for clinical interventions and prevention of unintended pregnancies
Major Findings of the Study:
- About one quarter of young women said they had experienced reproductive coercion;
- Fifty-three percent of respondents said they had experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner; and
- Thirty-five percent of the women who reported partner violence also reported either pregnancy coercion or birth control sabotage.
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