Reproductive Health Effects

In the lives of women and teens, reproductive health issues are often interwoven with concerns about abuse and coercion. This section explains how contraceptive use, pregnancy, and exposure to sexually transmitted infections are affected by partners’ abusive behavior. There is also a discussion of how the experience of trauma affects pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum issues.

  • General Reproductive Health Effects of Abuse
  • Contraceptive Use and Birth Control Sabotage
  • The Role of Pregnancy Coercion in Women Terminating or Continuing Their Pregnancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV
  • Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond: The Impact of Survivorship

Pregnant Survivors Practice Guidelines – Reproductive Health (pdf)