Gender-based violence is ignored or denied in most societies and neglected by health professionals and researchers, yet it persists in almost all societies, and, in some, it is on the increase. This report is aimed at those in the family planning/reproductive health field who desire to conduct research or implement programs to address sexual violence and its impact on women's reproductive health. Furthermore, it contributes to a better understanding of the context of sexual coercion as well as its causes and consequences. The ideas presented herein are derived largely from a two-day meeting jointly organized by the Ebert Program in Reproductive Health of the Population Council and the Health and Development Policy Project. Meeting discussions are supplemented with relevant written material, giving emphasis to literature published by meeting participants. The document includes a list of recommendations developed by the participants for future work on sexual coercion in the family planning/reproductive health arena.
Heise, Lori L., Kirsten Moore, and Nahid Toubia. 1995. "Sexual coercion and reproductive health: A focus on research." New York: Population Council.