Full Range of SRH Services Must Be Available to Those Experiencing IPV, Family Planning Providers in Particular Have a Crucial Role to Play

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is widespread in the United States and constitutes a serious public health crisis, often significantly impacting women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). A new analysis in the Guttmacher Policy Review arguesthat addressing the needs of those experiencing IPV requires an integrated approach that includes the full range of sexual and reproductive health services. The analysis also examines key federal policies at the intersection of IPV and SRHR, and finds that safety-net family planning providers are particularly well-positioned to connect women experiencing IPV to the care and resources they need.

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SEE FULL ANALYSIS HERE: “Understanding intimate partner violence as a sexual and reproductive health and rights issue in the United States,” by Kinsey Hasstedt and Andrea Rowan

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