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'He Got Me Pregnant to Trap Me': How to Help Women Escape Men Who Force Them into Pregnancy
Posted on: Sep 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Reproductive coercion involves a complex interplay of violence, mental abuse, pregnancy and sexual assault -- fortunately, simple front-line intervention can make a difference.
Christian Anti-Porn Ministries Battle Women's 'Porn Addiction'
Posted on: May 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet
These groups appear to be helpful to many women. But are they ministering to -- or even perpetuating -- sexual problems the Christian church has created?
"My Boyfriend Stole My Birth Control": When Men Force Women to Get Pregnant Against Their Will
Posted on: May 28, 2010, Source: The Nation
In a study of young women clients at reproductive health clinics, 15 percent say they've experienced birth-control sabotage; 53 percent say they've been subjected to violence.
Is Our Sexed-up Society Creating Prosti-Tots?
Posted on: Mar 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Super-sexualized 'prosti-tot' culture posits hotness -- as opposed to, say, math -- as a girl's highest attainable goal.
'He Thought a Baby Would Keep Me in His Life Forever': When Partner Abuse Isn't a Bruise But a Pregnant Belly
Posted on: Jun 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Intimate partner violence doesn't always show up in police photos as swollen bruises. Instead, the evidence might be the victim's pregnant belly.
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