The Facts on Reproductive Health and Violence Against Women
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.