NCADV collaborated with The Feminist Women's Health Center in Atlanta, GA and the National Organization for Men Against Sexism to create educational materials about reproductive coercion, a form of intimate partner violence, entitled: Exposing Reproductive Coercion: A Toolkit for Awareness-Raising, Assessment, and Intervention. The toolkit provides credible, unbiased information for women as well as individuals working in the domestic violence and reproductive health fields. This project made possible by a grant from Up the River Endeavors.
What is reproductive coercion?
Reproductive coercion is the behavior used to pressure or coerce a woman into becoming pregnant or into continuing or ending a pregnancy against her will, through the use of manipulation, intimidation, threats, and/or actual acts of violence.
Reproductive coercion most-often manifests within the context of an intimate, heterosexual relationship, when a man uses pregnancy-controlling behaviors in an effort to maintain power, control, and domination over a woman.
Reports show that women experiencing reproductive coercion by their intimate partners have an increased risk of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy as a result of pregnancy pressure and birth control sabotage
Exposing Reproductive Coercion: A toolkit for Awareness-Raising, Assessment, and Intervention, provides credible, unbiased information for women as well as individuals working in the domestic violence and reproductive health fields.
Individual Information Sheets from the Exposing Reproductive Coercion toolkit:
- Quick facts for awareness-raising
- Quick facts for clinical practitioners
- Quick facts for domestic violence workers
- Self-Quiz: Am I experiencing reproductive coercion?
- Fact Sheet: Reproductive coercion and intimate partner violence (IPV)
- Assessment Tool: Clinical practitioners
- Intervention Tool: Clinical practitioners
- Assessment Tool: Domestic violence workers
- Intervention Tool: Domestic violence workers
- Reproductive Health & Intimate Partner Violence Wheel
- Resources: Reproductive Healthcare + Sexual & Domestic Violence
Recognizing & Addressing Reproductive Coercion: A Guide for Women: