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22 October - 13 November
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Reproductive Coercion – Policy and Practice across Contexts and Communities

What’s on offer?

This online event will feature a video presentation about reproductive coercion in the context of religious and cultural beliefs and groups. A panel of professionals and academics in the field of reproductive coercion and coercive control more broadly will discuss how responses to such coercion can be constructed from the ground up including locally in Salford. The audience will be invited to participate through questions and comments on this timely subject.

What’s it about?

The fight for reproductive rights has been in the headlines across the world, from the US Supreme Court's rulings to debates surrounding reproductive health in our local communities. Understanding how an individual experiences coercion that leads to the loss of reproductive autonomy empowers such conversations. Theological beliefs, cultural factors, and/or abusive power dynamics in interpersonal relationships can all be used as controlling mechanisms surrounding reproductive choice. Learning from the diverse experiences of those who have suffered a loss of reproductive autonomy across multiple contexts can help us understand the complexity of the issues we face and inform how we respond both individually and as a community.

Who’s leading the event?

Ashlen Hilliard, from People Leave Cults LLC, along with Dr Linda Dubrow-Marshall and Dr Rod Dubrow-Marshall, Co-Programme Leaders, MSc Psychology of Coercive Control, University of Salford.

Open to

Anyone aged 18 and over.

Of particular interest to

Those affected by reproductive coercion and coercive control more broadly or professionals working in the field may be particularly interested in this event, but it is designed for anyone who wishes to learn more about reproductive coercion and how to respond individually and as a community.