Virtual Briefing: The Intersection of Reproductive Health and Violence and Abuse

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), we held our virtual briefing on October 31, 2022 to hear from researchers, health professionals, and advocates on the impact of domestic and sexual violence on reproductive health and discuss bipartisan policy solutions to support survivors. Health care providers play a critical role in decreasing risk for unplanned pregnancy and supporting pregnant people that may have been sexually, physically, or emotionally abused.

Click here to see the webinar.

Featured Speakers:

-Jennifer Villavicencio, MD, MPP, FACOG, Lead for Equity Transformation, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

-Maeve Wallace, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, Tulane University

-Virginia Duplessis, MSW, Director, National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Futures Without Violence

-Sandra Henriquez, MBA, CEO, VALOR

-(Moderator) Camille Burnett, Ph.D., MPA, Chair, National Collaboration on Violence and Abuse and Vice-President for the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International

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