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dc.contributor.authorTarzia, L
dc.contributor.authorHegarty, K
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-11T03:29:13Z
dc.date.available2021-06-11T03:29:13Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-27
dc.identifierpii: 10.1186/s12978-021-01143-6
dc.identifier.citationTarzia, L. & Hegarty, K. (2021). A conceptual re-evaluation of reproductive coercion: centring intent, fear and control. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, 18 (1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-021-01143-6.
dc.identifier.issn1742-4755
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/275119
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Reproductive coercion and abuse (RCA) is a hidden form of violence against women. It includes behaviours intended to control or dictate a woman's reproductive autonomy, for the purpose of either preventing or promoting pregnancy. MAIN TEXT: In this commentary, we argue that there is a lack of conceptual clarity around RCA that is a barrier to developing a robust evidence base. Furthermore, we suggest that there is a poor understanding of the way that RCA intersects with other types of violence (intimate partner violence; sexual violence) and-as a result-inconsistent definition and measurement in research and healthcare practice. To address this, we propose a new way of understanding RCA that centres perpetrator intent and the presence of fear and/or control. Recommendations for future research are also discussed. CONCLUSION: We suggest that IPV and SV are the mechanisms through which RCA is perpetrated. In other words, RCA cannot exist without some other form of co-occurring violence in a relationship. This has important implications for research, policy and healthcare practice including for screening and identification of women in reproductive healthcare settings.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleA conceptual re-evaluation of reproductive coercion: centring intent, fear and control
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12978-021-01143-6
melbourne.affiliation.departmentGeneral Practice
melbourne.affiliation.facultyMedicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
melbourne.source.titleReproductive Health
melbourne.source.volume18
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1530602
melbourne.contributor.authorHegarty, Kelsey
melbourne.contributor.authorTarzia, Laura
dc.identifier.eissn1742-4755
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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