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.

Agenda:

Understanding the connections between partner violence, reproductive coercion and unintended pregnancy

Definitions

  1. Looking at the connections from research with both men and women
  2. Recommendations for clinical interventions and prevention of unintended pregnancies

Major Findings of the Study:

  1. About one quarter of young women said they had  experienced reproductive coercion;
  2. Fifty-three percent of respondents said they had experienced physical or sexual violence from an intimate partner; and
  3. Thirty-five percent of the women who reported partner violence also reported either pregnancy coercion or birth control sabotage.

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  1. gingcouvol on December 27, 2010 4:09 am

    “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.”
    Are you sure that this is true?

  2. D.Glassen, RN, BSN on February 16, 2011 11:27 am

    This is a stunning field of enquiry. I am both a feminist, a female professional and a mother.
    However, as a public health nurse who has spent many hours facilitating groups of young parents, I have also witnessed many young women using the same tactic to control the men in their relationships. It is just as abusive, and I suggest, more commen with women as the “perpetrators” of this particular type of “partner violence”.
    To suggest or believe or even contemplate that this is a one-way street, is naive and wrong. I realize this webinar is to present this one tiny piece of the jigsaw puzzle, but I would love to have an acknowledgement that that particular type of “partner violence” is definitely a two-way street.

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