Journal article

Barriers to responding to reproductive coercion and abuse among women presenting to Australian primary care

Molly Wellington, Kelsey Hegarty, Laura Tarzia

BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Reproductive coercion and abuse is defined as any behaviour that seeks to control a woman's reproductive autonomy. In Australia, women often access reproductive health care through a primary care clinician, however, little is known about clinicians' experiences responding to reproductive coercion and abuse. This study aims to address this gap by exploring the barriers to responding to reproductive coercion and abuse in Australian primary care. METHODS: In this qualitative study, twenty-four primary care clinicians from diverse clinical settings in primary care across Australia were recruited to participate in a semi-structured interview. Data were analysed thematically. RESULTS: ..

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