Reproductive Coercion

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. 

Download the full 36 page Reproductive Coercion toolkit here.

Individual Information Sheets from the Exposing Reproductive Coercion toolkit:

Recognizing & Addressing Reproductive Coercion: A Guide for Women:

To order hardcopies of the toolkit ($5 donation for each to cover printing cost & shipping) and/or brochures (donation to cover shipping cost), please contact: Jaime Chandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.