Journal article

How do health practitioners in a large Australian public hospital identify and respond to reproductive abuse? A qualitative study

Laura Tarzia, Molly Wellington, Jennifer Marino, Kelsey Hegarty

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Reproductive abuse is defined as a deliberate attempt to control or interfere with a woman's reproductive choices. It is associated with a range of negative health outcomes and presents a hidden challenge for health practitioners. There is a dearth of research on reproductive abuse, particularly qualitative research. This study aims to address this gap by exploring how health practitioners in a large Australian public hospital identify and respond to reproductive abuse. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with n=17 health practitioners working across multiple disciplines within a large metropolitan public hospital in Victoria. Data were analysed thematically. RESULTS:..

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