Three things that advocates & programs can do
Reproductive and sexual coercion is an age old problem with a new name – someone messing with your birth control or not respecting your choices around family planning or pregnancy.
- Don’t ask, just tell – You don’t have to ask or wait for someone to tell you, just offer resources and information about birth control.
- Offer emergency contraception – Check out the innovative work of these DV/SA programs who have EC on site and learn about the laws that allow you to do this. Feeling unsure about how emergency contraception works? Check out the science behind it.
- Tell everybody, especially teens – Teens don’t need parental consent for birth control or abortion services.