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Pregnancy coercion, intimate partner violence and unintended pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20227548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Reproductive control including pregnancy coercion (coercion by male partners to become pregnant) and birth control sabotage (partner interference with contraception) may be associated with partner violence and risk for unintended pregnancy among young adult females utilizing family planning clinic services.
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey was administered to females ages 16-29 years seeking care in five family planning clinics in Northern California (N=1278).
RESULTS: Fifty-three percent of respondents reported physical or sexual partner violence, 19% reported experiencing pregnancy coercion and 15% reported birth control sabotage. One third of respondents reporting partner violence (35%) also reported reproductive control. Both pregnancy coercion and birth control sabotage were associated with unintended pregnancy (AOR 1.83, 95% CI 1.36-2.46, and AOR 1.58, 95% CI 1.14-2.20, respectively). In analyses stratified by partner violence exposure, associations of reproductive control with unintended pregnancy persisted only among women with a history of partner violence.
CONCLUSIONS: Pregnancy coercion and birth control sabotage are common among young women utilizing family planning clinics, and in the context of partner violence, are associated with increased risk for unintended pregnancy.
Elizabeth Miller; Michele R Decker; Heather L McCauley; Daniel J Tancredi; Rebecca R Levenson; Jeffrey Waldman; Phyllis Schoenwald; Jay G Silverman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-01-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1879-0518     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-15     Completed Date:  2010-06-25     Revised Date:  2014-09-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
California / epidemiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Domestic Violence*
Family Planning Services
Pregnancy, Unplanned*
Pregnancy, Unwanted*
Sexual Partners
Spouse Abuse
Young Adult
Grant Support
K12 HD051958/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R21 HD057814/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R21 HD057814-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R21 HD057814-02/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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