Reproductive coercion and abuse


This practice guide describes the evidence on reproductive coercion and abuse (RCA). It covers: (a) what RCA is; (b) strategies used by perpetrators; (c) the impacts of experiencing RCA; (d) factors that influence a person’s risk of experiencing RCA; and (e) how to ask about RCA victimisation. Finally, some tips are provided for supporting clients who may be experiencing RCA.


MacDonald, J. B., Gartoulla, P., Truong, M., Tarzia, L., & Willoughby, M. (2023). Reproductive coercion and abuse. Retrieved from Australian Institute of Family Studies: