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Reproductive Coercion and Intimate Partner Violence

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM (Central Time)

Reproductive coercion is a relatively new concept – 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 birth control methods. Emergency Contraception (EC, or the "morning after pill") can be taken up to 5 days after unintended or unwanted sex to prevent pregnancy.  Various domestic violence programs across the country are integrating assessment for reproductive coercion and helping survivors obtain EC during intake or within 24 hours of coming to shelter.  Some programs found this practice simple to implement; others experienced some resistance and confusion. This webinar will explore successes, barriers, and promising practices in addressing reproductive coercion.

Presenter: Rebecca Levenson, Consultant, Futures Without Violence

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Please note: this event is not sponsored by End Domestic Abuse WI.  For more information, contact the Battered Women’s Justice Project.