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Intimate partner violence, reproductive outcomes and contraceptive use in the 1973-1978 and 1989-95 cohorts


Women are disproportionally at greater risk of family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV), which is typically perpetrated by a current or previous partner, and usually takes place in their home. Women experiencing FDSV are less likely to have a planned pregnancy, or be able to make autonomous decisions about their contraceptive use. Using data from the 1973-78 and 1989-93 cohorts, we aim to examine the patterns of contraceptive use, and reproductive outcomes (including accidental pregnancy, miscarriage, termination and birth) for women who report experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV), versus those women who have not.