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.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.The program was presented by the Philadelphia Planning Committee (JCC’s Community Initiative; Jewish Family and Children’s Service; Laurel House of Montgomery County; and the Women’s Center of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), along with JWI’s National Training Institute.Each time the “Words Not Spoken” program is presented, the issue discussed may be different depending on the interests and needs of the sponsoring organization, agency, or company.
HOPE also provides free and confidential services to victims of teen dating violence.
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.
The teenagers and young adults playing the different roles are not telling their own stories, but rather acting out situations of dating violence.
There were two performances on April 6, 2008, one for teens and young adults and one for parents, educators, youth leaders and other community adults.
In the April issue of , we highlighted a phenomenon we labeled reproductive coercion: explicit male behaviors to promote pregnancy (unwanted by the woman).