Or they might occur as the result of contraceptive sabotage, something a on Planned Parenthood’s Tumblr about her experience in college with reproductive coercion, “My abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. But remembering that reproductive coercion or a history of violence may be a contributing factor in a teen’s pregnancy and addressing the pregnancy with this in mind can accomplish similar things as can a formal screening done by a healthcare provider.But whether or not violence and abuse are an element of the pregnancy, a teen is going to have to make some important choices about next steps and ask themselves questions: Do I want to terminate?Reproductive coercion refers to a pattern of behavior where a partner (typically male) attempts to force their (typically female) partner into getting pregnant as a means of controlling her and creating a lifelong bond, which will prevent her from leaving him.
They might involve physical force, violence, rape, or threats. They were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safer sex (recommending condoms), instead of actually listening to my problem.”Even well-meaning parents and educators sometimes blame the sorry state of American sex education, or cite the lack of access to reproductive healthcare, without looking at the role abuse can play in a teen’s pregnancy.
And while some teen pregnancies are the result of carelessness, the reality behind many of them is often quite different.
And understanding a teen’s situation is the first step towards offering the right kind of support.
And those who experienced sexual abuse in both childhood and adolescence had an 80% greater chance of early pregnancy.
up to two-thirds of teen pregnancies occur within the context of a relationship with an abusive partner, and that girls who are survivors of dating violence are significantly more likely to become pregnant than are girls in relationships with non-violent partners.
Do I want to continue the pregnancy and then parent?