Journal article

"A Huge, Hidden Problem": Australian Health Practitioners' Views and Understandings of Reproductive Coercion

Laura Tarzia, Molly Wellington, Jennifer Marino, Kelsey Hegarty

QUALITATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

Reproductive coercion is understood as behavior interfering with a woman's reproductive autonomy. It is usually perpetrated by a male partner, and sometimes by other family members. Reproductive coercion encompasses violence, threats, or coercion to force a woman to become or remain pregnant, or to terminate a pregnancy. To date, few studies have focused on this topic, particularly using qualitative methods. In this article, we aim to explore how Australian health practitioners understand and perceive reproductive coercion. We conducted semistructured interviews with health practitioners from an Australian public hospital, and the resulting data were analyzed thematically. Overall, reproduct..

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