Reproductive Coercion and Intimate Partner Violence / 26 February 2014

Presented by: BWJP

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.

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW Grantees and the general public.

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