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Sabotaging Birth Controls is the Latest Addition to Sexual Violence

by Rajshri on  January 26, 2010 at 9:45 PM Sexual Health News   - G J E 4
 Sabotaging Birth Controls is the Latest Addition to Sexual Violence
A new study by University of California-Davis (UC-D) researchers says that the latest mode of sex violence if sabotaging birth controls and forcing young women to get pregnant.
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The study involved 1,300 English and Spanish-speaking women aged between 16 and 29 years. All women responded to an online survey. Some of the questions asked in the survey included "Has someone you were dating or going out with ever told you not to use any birth control" or "? said he would leave you if you would not get pregnant?" and "Has someone you were dating or going out with ever taken off the condom while you were having sex so that you would get pregnant?"

Partner violence was reported by 53% of the respondents, while 35% reported either pregnancy coercion or birth control sabotage. "What this study shows is that reproductive coercion likely explains why unintended pregnancies are far more common among abused women and teens," said Jay Silverman, a study co-author.

The details are available in the journal Contraception.


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