The hidden trauma of reproductive coercion and what GPs need to know

The concept is new and is only gradually being included in doctors' training

This week, Australian Doctor rolls out its special report on domestic violence.

Written to coincide with the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the aim is to show how doctors are making significant differences to the lives of women whose experiences remain hidden by silence, stigma and shame.

In this article we discuss reproductive coercion.

A relatively new concept, it has been suggested that as many one in 10 women attending general practices in Australia may have been effected.

Read the full series of our special report: Doctors Act on Domestic Violence

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