what reproductive coercion is?


I read the vice article and didn’t quite understand how abusers can use it to oppress their victims except for situations where the victim is already pregnant and forced to full term.

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Dissuading the use of contraception and sabotaging what would have been effective contraception are examples of reproductive coercion. Imagine a scenario where someone does not want to become pregnant and uses contraception to avoid pregnancy. Imagine also that that person would not abort an unintended pregnancy. Knowing this (or at least knowing the possibility of this), applying pressure to restrict or eliminate the use of contraception is reproductive coercion because the person applying the pressure is aware that the risk of an unwanted pregnancy increases and the unwanted pregnancy is likely to be carried to term.