Reproductive and sexual coercion involves behavior intended to maintain power and control in a relationship related to reproductive health by someone who is, was, or wishes to be involved in an intimate or dating relationship with an adult or adolescent.
AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS EXPERIENCE REPRODUCTIVE COERSION
WHAT CAN REPRODUCTIVE COERCION LOOK LIKE
– birth control sabotage (where contraception is deliberately thrown away or tampered with),
– threats and use of physical violence if a woman insists on contraception,
– emotional blackmail — coercing a woman to have sex or fall pregnant, or to have an abortion as a sign of love