Intimate partner violence and constraints to reproductive autonomy and reproductive health among women seeking abortion services in Bangladesh

by Erin Pearson, Kathryn L. Andersen, Kamal Biswas et al.
Int J Gynecol Obstet 2017; 136: 290–297

8 pp. 720 kB

Intimate partner violence (IPV) was associated with additional constraints on reproductive autonomy from husbands/partners, in-laws, and religious communities. Seeking induced abortion unaccompanied and using medication abortion could be strategies to access abortion covertly among women experiencing IPV. Ensuring women’s reproductive freedom requires addressing IPV and related constraints.

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