Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study examines racial disparities in reproductive coercion

Reproductive coercion, a form of relationship abuse that includes pressuring a partner to become pregnant when they don't want to be is prevalent among teenage girls seeking care at high school health centers, according to ...

Health

Some teen girls coerced into pregnancy: study

(HealthDay)—Girls as young as 14 have boyfriends who've pressured them to become pregnant, sabotaged their birth control, or otherwise tried to control their reproductive health, a new study finds.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Reproductive coercion, intimate partner violence prevalent

Enough women experience reproductive coercion – male behavior to control contraception and pregnancy outcomes – that a research team now recommends health care providers address the subjects with their patients and tailor ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Many women victims of 'contraceptive sabotage,' experts say

(HealthDay)—Obstetricians and gynecologists should screen women and teens for signs that their partner is sabotaging their birth control, forcing them to have unprotected sex or otherwise trying to control their reproductive ...

Medications

US mulls easier access to emergency contraception

US regulators are considering whether to grant a drug company's request to make emergency contraception available over the counter to people of all ages instead of by prescription.

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