Repro Coercion - Mexico and South Asia

Repro Coercion - Mexico and South Asia

UCSD Center on Gender Equity and Health

Intimate partner violence, specifically male perpetrated violence against their female intimate partners, is a critical threat to public health with well-documented health consequences for women, here in the U.S. and globally. At the University of California's UCSD Center of Gender Equity and Health, research documents that women and girls contending with violence from partners and in-laws are less likely to engage in effective family planning and more likely to report unplanned and unintended pregnancies. Reproductive coercion (RC) by male partners contributes to increased risk for unintended pregnancy through contraceptive sabotage (active interference with contraceptive methods) and pregnancy pressure (threats to promote a pregnancy). Based on this evidence, we have developed and evaluated family planning interventions that integrate partner violence prevention.

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