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.
- 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
Video Lecture (20 mins of CPD)
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