DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Reproductive Coercion

The Family Justice Center Alliance has another webinar coming up–this one on reproductive coercion. The session will be held June 26th from 10-11:30 am PT. Click through for details:

From the announcement:

Reproductive Coercion is a relatively new concept in the field—simply defined, it is when a partner is trying to get a woman pregnant against her will or control the outcome of a pregnancy through threats, intimidation or by tampering with contraceptive (birth control) methods. Domestic violence programs can play an important role in addressing reproductive coercion through basic screening/assessment, advocacy and safety planning, linking survivors to health services, and providing access to over-the-counter medications such as Emergency Contraception. This webinar will define and explain the core issue of reproductive coercion for multi-disciplinary providers, explore service and partnership building options, and provide an example of one DV program’s experience integrating services.


Virginia Duplessis – Futures Without Violence (San Francisco, CA)

Tanya Draper Douthit – Rose Brooks Center (Kansas City, MO)

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the impact of domestic violence (DV) on reproductive health outcomes

2. Define reproductive coercion

3. Assess the readiness of your DV program to integrate reproductive health services

4. Learn from domestic violence programs about their experiences integrating assessment, providing EC, and building partnerships.

5. Identify strategies professionals from multiple disciplines can take to build partnerships and address reproductive health of survivors.

6. Identify tools and resources to integrate  reproductive health services into DV programs