Reproductive Coercion and Partner Violence: Implications for Clinical Assessment of Unintended Pregnancy

Elizabeth Miller; Jay G Silverman


Expert Rev of Obstet Gynecol. 2010;5(5):511-515. 

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Five-year View

As this concept of reproductive coercion continues to be examined in larger population-based studies as well as longitudinal research, it is likely that more prevention and intervention efforts will begin to include this concept in curriculum and patient education materials. In the meantime, clinical trials that are underway will have identified brief interventions in the clinical setting which can improve identification of reproductive coercion and offer strategies to reduce women's risk for unintended pregnancy and increase their safety. Maternal and child health and reproductive health programs across the country will also be revising their clinical guidelines and policies to more explicitly integrate intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion assessments and interventions into each public health program.


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