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Saint Louis: Intimate Partner Violence, Pregnancy Intention, and Contraception Use in Honduras Studied

Honduran women exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) were more likely to have ever used contraception, yet more likely to report an unwanted pregnancy. This is according to an article published in the journal Contraception, and written by Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice faculty Dr. Anne Sebert Kuhlmann and Dr. Qiang Fu, with PhD student, Ms. Thembekile Shato. The article, “Intimate Partner Violence, Pregnancy Intention, and Contraceptive Use in Honduras,” explores the relationship between IPV, pregnancy intention, and contraceptive use in Honduras.

Studies have linked IPV to poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes for women. The article concludes that universal screening for IPV among women who seek SRH services in Honduras may help identify women in need and reduce stigma around IPV while improving SRH outcomes.

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