National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

The Facts on Reproductive Health and Violence Against Women

Authors: 
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Year Published: 2010
Type: 
Fact Sheet
Organization: 
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Series: 
Source: 
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Abstract: 

Violence against women is a costly and pervasive problem, and women of reproductive age--in particular, those ages 16 to 24--are at greatest risk. Violence limits women's ability to manage their reproductive health and exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases. Abuse during pregnancy can have lasting harmful effects for a woman, the developing fetus and newborns. This fact sheet includes international data on contraception, unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and violence during pregnancy.

Availability: 
Family Violence Prevention Fund, 383 Rhode Island Street, Suite 304, San Francisco, CA 94103-5133; Telephone: (415) 252-8900 Fax: (415) 252-8991; E-mail: <info@endabuse.org>, http://www.fvpf.org or http://www.endabuse.org/userfiles/file/Maternal_Health/Reproductive_Health_FS.pdf for download
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Publication available on the Internet free of charge