Reproductive & Sexual Health

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Intimate partner violence can directly impact reproductive and sexual health—increasing risk for unintended pregnancies and abortions, miscarriage, and sexually transmitted infections.

With one in four women at risk for abuse in her lifetime, domestic violence is more common than other health complications addressed by reproductive health providers. Yet women are rarely asked about their experience with abuse or given information about the links between violence and their health.

FUTURES is working to transform reproductive health care and improve responses to people facing abuse through its tools and programs. We were among the first organizations to recognize the link between reproductive health and exposure to violence—pioneering research and policy recommendations to address coercion and birth control sabotage.

Working with reproductive health care providers, FUTURES provides tools to screen for and respond to violence as well as training and education on the links between reproductive health and domestic and sexual violence.

Get the Facts: Reproductive and Sexual Health

Provider Training Videos

This training video series supports reproductive and sexual health providers in supporting patients who are experiencing intimate partner violence and reproductive coercion and ensures that all patients seeking sexual health care receive information about where to get support for abuse. Reproductive Health Training Videos.

FUTURES Tools for Providers, Advocates and Patients:

Learn More from FUTURES on Reproductive Health:

ACOG Committee Opinions on Reproductive & Sexual Health and Abuse:

View the IPV Health Toolkit and IPV Health Partners toolkit for community health centers.