Intimate partner violence and reproductive co
Of a group of Native American and Alaskan women surveyed, nearly half (45%) said they had experienced reproductive coercion in their lifetime. Intimate partner violence and sexual violence contribute to a disproportionately high prevalence of poor reproductive and sexual health in Native American and Alaskan women, according to a peer-reviewed study Journal of Women’s Health. Click here to read the article now.
The study, co-authored by Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD, from UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues, set out to find out how Native American and Alaskan women who have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence experienced pregnancy, contraceptive behavior, and reproductive decision-making regarding theirs Describe relationship to violence.
A frequent topic was the lack of conversation about sexuality, healthy sexual development and reproduction. Women were reluctant to go to the doctor for information about birth control, as this was rarely encouraged by their mothers. Health care providers rarely discussed contraception.
The study approach was used “to facilitate understanding of individual factors and sociocultural and historical forces related to the reproductive autonomy and safety of Native American / Alaskan women from violent experiences,” the investigators said. “Input from members of the tribal community highlighted the community assets that could be mobilized to reduce women’s risk of intimate partner violence / sexual violence, reproductive coercion and unwanted pregnancy, and incorporated it into a conceptual model that incorporates culturally appealing violence prevention measures and health promotion. “
“The Violence Disruptor Model that emerged from this work has the potential to mobilize community forces to end violence against Native American and indigenous women in Alaska,” says Journal of Women’s Health Editor-in-chief Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Executive Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health, Richmond, VA.
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Journal of Women’s Health
Intimate Partners and Sexual Violence, Reproductive Coercion, and Reproductive Health in Native American and Alaska-Born Women: A Narrative Interview Study
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