Tag Archives: Violence

Reproductive Coercion Is Violence

There is still a stereotype that some women get pregnant in order to “keep” a man. While that surely does occur, it is far from frequent. What is shockingly common, however, is that males will use reproductive coercion to control their partners. A growing body of literature has documented reproductive coercion in abusive relationships involving… Read More »

Menopausal Symptoms More Common in Women with History of Intimate Partner Violence

While we have identified various sociodemographic variables as factors which modulate vulnerability to menopausal symptoms, no studies (to my knowledge) have looked at how a history of intimate partner violence (IPV) or other traumatic exposures may affect susceptibility to menopausal symptoms.   A recent study looked at menopausal symptoms in 2,016 women (40 to 80… Read More »