A piece was recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on reproductive coercion, and how this can be yet another form of partner violence. Examples of this include birth control sabotage and pregnancy pressure or coercion.
The lead author of the piece, Dr. Jeanna Park, explained to Reuters that, "ultimately, [reproductive coercion] is about power and control. The perpetrators get off on that feeling of having complete power over their partners, even to the point of controlling a bodily function exclusive to women: pregnancy."
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