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Reproductive Coercion

July 29th, 2010 by Elizabeth Kissling

In our May 28 “Saturday Surfing” round-up of recommended reading, we highlighted Lynn Harris’ essay for The Nation about new research on “reproductive coercion”: the alarming frequency with which young men try to get their partners pregnant, often by sabotaging birth control methods. Yesterday, GritTV with Laura Flanders interviewed Harris and Elizabeth Miller, the researcher who conducted the study, about the phenomenon and public health responses.

2 responses to “Reproductive Coercion”

  1. Thank you for posting this. I will have to go back and read and review
    Saturday’s post as well. I am teaching my women’s health education curriculum at
    the Courage to Change Addiction Recovery Ranch – Most
    women coming into the program are not only victims of domestic violence and
    reproductive coercion, but they are victims of substance abuse either forced on
    them by the men in their lives – or used as an escape from their abusers.

    The only way to break this cycle of addiction/crime/violence is to develop
    empowerment programs for women.

    I have been exposed to many shocking things here – mostly stories about abuse and
    the ugly depths of addiction, however, the number of young women with multiple
    STD’s is the most appalling.

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