The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault is offering a webinar on October 18th from 12-1:30 MDT, Reproductive Coercion: An Introductory Train-the-Trainer Webinar. Click through for a full description of the session:
From the announcement:
Sexual and domestic violence often affect reproductive health. Young women between the ages of 16 to 24 are at the greatest risk for sexual coercion and violence (Rand, 2009). Research also demonstrates that approximately 1 in 3 teens report abuse in a romantic relationship, including emotional and verbal abuse (Davis, 2008). Dr. Elizabeth Miller is a researcher and pediatrician who studies the intersection of relationship violence, sexual coercion, and reproductive health. She recently published her findings on a patient survey administered to nearly 1300 females seeking care in five family planning clinics in Northern California. The study found that 53 percent of respondents reported physical or sexual partner violence, 19 percent reported experiencing pregnancy coercion and 15 percent reported birth control sabotage. While emerging research demonstrates the importance of a comprehensive approach to addressing these issues, Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence and Reproductive Health are often seen as separate, unique topics. Because their interconnections are not always recognized, individuals affected by these issues often have to go to different places for assistance. Conversations with Service Providers may not be integrated to address the ways in which these three issues are experienced within victims’ lives. This webinar will provide an introduction to Reproductive Coercion. We will discuss requirements for domestic and sexual violence screening under the Affordable Health Care Act, as well as simple outreach strategies to increase your organization’s capacity to address these issues. Because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we hope that you will join us for this Introductory Train-the-Trainer on the intersections of Sexual and Domestic Violence and Reproductive Health!
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