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Forum proceedings: Addressing reproductive coercion: Access and Equity III

Women's Health Victoria and Women's Health in the North
Published: 30 October 2020
Series: Access and Equity

In August, Women’s Health in the North and Women’s Health Victoria presented a two-part webinar series, Addressing reproductive coercion: Access and Equity III. These webinars explored the issue of reproductive coercion and the intersection of sexual and reproductive health and violence against women.

The webinars are part of the Women’s Health Victoria’s Access and Equity series which examines key sexual and reproductive health issues and part of Women's Health in the North’s ongoing commitment to sexual and reproductive health, prevention of violence against and gender equity. These webinars have been made possible by the Victorian Department of Justice and Community Safety.

These webinars are aimed at both prevention and response service professionals working in the violence against women and sexual and reproductive health sectors in Victoria.

Session 1: Introduction to reproductive coercion

Access the webinar recording here ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbIhKE_6upY) (duration: 1 hour and 28 minutes)

Taking place on 13 August 2020, this session was an introduction to reproductive coercion as a concept, including exploration of its various forms and an overview of the research literature. It will explore the intersections between sexual and reproductive health and violence against women and consider both response and primary prevention in relation to reproductive coercion. Presenters include:

Presentations were followed by a Q&A facilitated by Bonney Corbin, Senior Policy Officer from Marie Stopes Australia.

 

Session 2: Experiences of reproductive coercion

Access the webinar recording here  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMcW0b5GEKY) (duration: 1 hour and 58 minutes)

Held on 27 August 2020, this webinar focussed on the nuances of reproductive coercion as experienced by women with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and migrant and refugee women.  There was consideration of reproductive coercion a form of interpersonal/intimate partner violence and of structural or institutional violence. Presenters included:

Presentations were followed by a Q&A facilitated by Bonney Corbin, Senior Policy Officer from Marie Stopes Australia.

Citation:

Women's Health Victoria and Women’s Health in the North (2020) Addressing reproductive coercion - Access and Equity III : proceedings of Introduction to reproductive coercion webinar held 13 August 2020 [video recording] Women's and Women’s Health in the North Health Victoria. Melbourne.

 

Women's Health Victoria and Women’s Health in the North (2020) Addressing reproductive coercion - Access and Equity III : proceedings of Experiences to reproductive coercion webinar held 27 August 2020 [video recording] Women's and Women’s Health in the North Health Victoria. Melbourne.


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