Reproductive Coercion-Pregnancy Coercion is a 6-item measure of a partner's attempts to assert control over a woman's reproductive health trajectories. This is a modified version of the Reproductive Coercion Scale developed in the United States and adapted for other country contexts.
Geographies Tested: Burkina Faso,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Cote d'Ivoire,India,Kenya,Niger,Nigeria,Uganda
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
In the past year has your husband or partner...
1. Made you feel bad or treated you badly for wanting to use a family planning method?
2. Tried to force or pressure you to become pregnant?
3. Said he would leave you if you did not get pregnant?
4. Told you he would have a baby with someone else if you did not get pregnant?
5. Taken away your family planning or kept you from going to the clinic to get family planning?
6. Hurt you physically because you did not get pregnant?
Yes - 1
No - 0
Past-year experience of reproductive coercion is measured by an affirmative response to any of the 6 situations.
Wood, S. N., Thomas, H. L., Guiella, G., Bazie, F., Mosso, R., Fassassi, R., Akilimali, P. Z., Thiongo, M., Gichangi, P., Oumarou, S., OlaOlorun, F. M., Omoluabi, E., Khanna, A., Kibira, S. P. S., Makumbi, F., & Decker, M. R. (2023). Prevalence and correlates of reproductive coercion across ten sites: commonalities and divergence. Reproductive Health, 20(1), 22. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-023-01568-1
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