Reproductive Health

Did you know that intimate partner violence can directly impact a woman’s reproductive and sexual health — increasing risk for unintended pregnancies and abortions, miscarriage and HIV/AIDS infection?

With nearly one in three women at risk for abuse in her lifetime, domestic violence is more common than preeclamplsia and hypertension — both commonly addressed during pregnancy. Yet women are rarely asked about their experience with abuse or given information about the links between violence and their health.

Futures Without Violence is working to transform reproductive health care and improve responses to women facing abuse through its tools and programs:

 

This video depicts an interaction between a healthcare provider and a patient about a positive pregnancy test, including options counseling and assessment for possible partner retaliation.