Phyllis Schoenwald

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BACKGROUND Reproductive control including pregnancy coercion (coercion by male partners to become pregnant) and birth control sabotage (partner interference with contraception) may be associated with partner violence and risk for unintended pregnancy among young adult females utilizing family planning clinic services. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional survey(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the efficacy of a family-planning-clinic-based intervention to address intimate partner violence (IPV) and reproductive coercion. STUDY DESIGN Four free-standing urban family planning clinics in Northern California were randomized to intervention (trained family planning counselors) or standard of care. English-speaking and(More)
Patient-initiated partner notification of sexually transmitted infection (STI), i.e. patients informing their sexual partners of a diagnosis, is a cornerstone of STI prevention. Growing evidence suggests that women exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) may fear such notification, or face negative consequences in response to STI disclosure. The current(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence and nature of sex trade in a clinic-based sample of young women and to evaluate associations with sexual and reproductive health. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was conducted with women aged 16-29 years (n=1277) presenting to family-planning clinics in Northern California, USA. RESULTS Overall, 8.1% of respondents(More)
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