The Role of Domestic Violence in Deterring the use of Contraception

MACHEquity Research Assistant and McGill PhD student  Lauren Maxwell  has published a study on the role of partner violence in the use of contraception for women around the world. The findings in Maxwell’s research suggest more than a mere correlation, indicating that partner violence has a causal effect on women’s use of contraception. The implications of this study indicate that global initiatives to improve access to contraception must take partner violence into account during their design. The findings also suggest greater medical training for healthcare providers to better screen their patients for domestic violence.

Maxwell’s work has been published by McGill University and Science Daily.