What you get by completing this session

  • 30 mins of CPD

    A 20 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. Includes 10 minute quiz

  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Easy CPD Documentation

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Reproductive coercion is a common issue with potentially life-altering consequences, but health professionals are in a position to contribute to the safety of patients experiencing it. This presentation relates what's currently known about reproductive coercion, including its prevalence and association with sexual violence, intimate partner violence and family violence. It then outlines how health professionals can screen for reproductive coercion, conduct patient safety planning, and help to mitigate tracking and escalation risks.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how reproductive coercion impacts on reproductive autonomy
  • Identify opportunities for reproductive coercion screening in clinical practice 
  • Have the knowledge to respond to patients experiencing reproductive coercion 
  • Know where to find additional information on policy, professional development, reporting and referrals

About the Expert

Dr Catriona Melville

Dr Catriona Melville, MBChB, MSc, FRCOG, MFSRH, DipGUM, is a specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is the Deputy Medical Director of Marie Stopes Australia. Provision of woman-centred SRH care, including abortion, has been a passion of Catriona's for over 20 years. Prior to relocating to Brisbane from Scotland, she was the Lead Clinician for Termination of Pregnancy for her NHS Board. Catriona has a keen interest in medical education and clinical research. She is the author of Sexual & Reproductive Health at a Glance (Wiley Blackwell).

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Topic: Reproductive Coercion

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video presentation (20 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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