One in four women experiences intimate partner violence (IPV), and these rates can be even higher for people with marginalized identities (e.g., LGBTQIA+, people of color). IPV presents in many types of behavior and mistreatment, can happen to all kinds of people, and spans all genders, ages, and types of relationships. The mental and physical toll of IPV can be long-lasting and multi-generational, and can directly affect a person’s reproductive health.
Reproductive health care providers have a unique role in preventing and responding to IPV. This webinar offered family planning providers an opportunity to learn what IPV can look like; how it affects a person’s overall and reproductive health; and how to practice an inclusive approach to assessment and response to ensure more clients experiencing IPV receive the support they need.
Rebecca Levenson, MA, Senior Health Policy Consultant for FUTURES Without Violence. Ms. Levenson is a former Planned Parenthood clinic director and nationally recognized researcher, educator, advocate, and speaker.
Understand the definition and prevalence of IPV
Describe two types of reproductive coercion
Describe two ways IPV can affect a person’s reproductive health
Explain contraceptive counseling considerations to employ with a person experiencing IPV
Time: 1 hour
Certificate of Completion: Yes - available after completing the evaluation at the end of the recording
What is Intimate Partner Violence? (3:00)
IPV and Sexual Violence Data (16:01)
Effects of IPV on Teens (23:03)
Considerations for Reproductive Health Providers (24:56)
Reproductive Coercion (32:21)
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