Reproductive & Sexual Health

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

With nearly one in three 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 women facing abuse through its tools and programs. We were among the first organizations to recognize the link between women’s 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.

Resources on Reproductive and Sexual Health:

View the IPV Health Toolkit.