|Reproductive Coercion and Intimate Partner Violence / 26 February 2014|
|Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014|
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Central Time)
Presenter: Lisa James, Director, National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Futures Without Violence.
Description: 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. Emergency Contraception (also known as EC or the “morning after pill”) can be taken up to 5 days after unintended/unwanted sex to prevent pregnancy by a perpetrator. Various domestic violence programs across the country have been integrating assessment for reproductive coercion and helping survivors get EC during intake or within a 24-hour time period after arrival to shelter. For some programs, this was simple to implement, others experienced some resistance and confusion. This webinar will explore successes,barriers and discuss promising practices.
- Define reproductive coercion for staff providing domestic violence services.
- Define Emergency Contraception (EC) and how it works.
- Describe the impact of domestic violence on reproductive health outcomes.
- Learn from domestic violence programs about their experiences integrating EC, including how to support staff who may have discomfort or concerns about this activity.
- Understand how to develop an MOU between a local shelter and public health program, or reproductive clinic and how allied health services can support access to EC for survivors.
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