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dc.contributor.authorTarzia, L
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, H
dc.contributor.authorSheeran, N
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-16T05:19:15Z
dc.date.available2021-02-16T05:19:15Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1369-1058
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13691058.2020.1859617
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/402226
dc.description.abstractReproductive coercion and abuse is defined as behaviour that deliberately interferes with a person’s reproductive autonomy. It is typically perpetrated by men against women in a context of fear and control and includes forcing a woman to become pregnant or to terminate a pregnancy. There is a dearth of qualitative research investigating experiences of reproductive coercion and abuse, particularly for women from minority ethnic backgrounds. In this study, we address this gap through qualitative analysis of data from six focus groups with service providers in Australia. Three main themes were developed: 1) exploiting structural inequalities; 2) women as reproductive property; and 3) pregnancy as a form of control. Findings confirm the complex interplay between reproductive coercion and abuse, intimate partner and sexual violence, and suggest that community attitudes towards women’s role in sex and reproduction and structural risk factors may complicate this nexus even further for minority ethnic women. It is important for service providers supporting minority ethnic women – particularly in antenatal and abortion care – to be aware of reproductive coercion and abuse. Similarly, policies concerning access to financial support for minority ethnic women should acknowledge the critical role this could play in facilitating or preventing abuse.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCulture, Health & Sexuality
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.subject.keywordsAustralia
dc.subject.keywordsReproductive coercion
dc.subject.keywordsethnic minorities
dc.subject.keywordsmigrant women
dc.subject.keywordsviolence against women
dc.titleReproductive coercion and abuse against women from minority ethnic backgrounds: views of service providers in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTarzia, L; Douglas, H; Sheeran, N, Reproductive coercion and abuse against women from minority ethnic backgrounds: views of service providers in Australia, Culture, Health & Sexuality, 2020
dc.date.updated2021-02-16T05:15:52Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered as an advanced online version in Griffith Research Online.
gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Culture, Health & Sexuality, 11 Jan 2021, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2020.1859617
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gro.griffith.authorSheeran, Nicola J.


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