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Reproductive Coercion Scale Short Version

The Short Form – Reproductive Coercion Scale is a 5-item self-reported measure of individual experiences of reproductive coercion, separated into two domains: Pregnancy Coercion and Condom Manipulation. It is based on the full Reproductive Coercion Scale (McCauley et al., 2017). The scale captures both verbal and physical coercion.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

In the past 3 months, has someone you were dating or going out with

Pregnancy Coercion

1. Told you not to use any birth control (like the pill, shot, ring, etc.)
2. Taken your birth control (like pills) away from you or kept you from going to the clinic to get birth control
3. Made you have sex without a condom so you would get pregnant

Condom Manipulation

4. Taken off the condom while you were having sex, so you would get pregnant
5. Put holes in the condom or broken the condom on purpose so you would get pregnant

Response Options
Yes - 1
No - 2

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Original Citation

McCauley, H. L., Silverman, J. G., Jones, K. A., Tancredi, D. J., Decker, M. R., McCormick, M. C., Austin, S. B., Heather, A., & Miller, E. (2017). Psychometric properties and refinement of the reproductive coercion scale. Contraception, 95(3), 292-298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2016.09.010

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