Thus, in settings where women seek care for sexual and reproductive health services, providers are well situated to build a bridge to further services for a significant number of women affected by partner violence.
We suggest that providers can actually do more than simply offering a woman victim advocacy hotline numbers, based on new research findings.
Moreover, mounting evidence that unintended pregnancy occurs more commonly in abusive relationships highlights that victimized women face compromised decision making regarding contraceptive use and family planning, including condom use.
Forced sex, fear of violence if she refuses sex and difficulties negotiating contraception and condom use in the context of an abusive relationship all contribute to increased risk for unintended pregnancy and STIs.
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The prevalence of intimate partner violence reported among women utilizing sexual health services and seeking care in gynecologic and adolescent clinics is generally double these population-based estimates.
Reproductive coercion can include birth control sabotage (interference with contraception) and/or pregnancy coercion, such as telling a woman not to use contraception and threatening to leave her if she doesn't get pregnant.ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF FAMILIES FOR SAFE DATES, A FAMILY-BASED TEEN DATING ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAM, Vangie A. Cornelius and Nicole Resseguie, (volume 20, number 10), Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA: July 2009. PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTS OF PHYSICAL DATING VIOLENCE AMONG U. THE RATE OF CYBER DATING ABUSE AMONG TEENS AND HOW IT RELATES TO OTHER FORMS OF TEEN DATING VIOLENCE, Janine M. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR DATING VIOLENCE: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE, Tara L. Howard, Min Qi Wang and Fang Yan, (42 , pages 311-24), Safety Lit, San Diego, CA: 2007.COREContraception Journal January 2017July 2016March 2016June 2015January 2015December 2014September 2014June 2014April 2014March 2014January 2014October 2013September 2013August 2013July 2013Past Editorials Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians Clinical Fact Sheets Clinical Practice Tools Studies & Surveys Patient Resources Links Reproductive health professionals are in a critical position to reach women victimized by abusive relationships.In the general population, physical and sexual violence victimization by an intimate partner affects an estimated one in four women across the life span, with one in five adolescent girls reporting such abuse.