28th January 2019
Women Having Little Control Over Their Reproductive Choices Is "Very Common", Researchers Say
"The behaviours are about trying to get her pregnant one way or another, so either encouraging her to have a family, to discontinue contraception, and if that doesn't work, influencing condom use," the study's coauthor, professor Sam Rowlands of Bournemouth University, told BuzzFeed News.
"This could involve 'stealthing' – actually taking a condom off during sex when this has not been the agreement or actually puncturing the condom – or it could involve confiscating her [contraceptive] pills, tearing off her [contraceptive] patch or, most violently, pulling out [an intrauterine device].
"What was surprising was that it was so very common."