Pregnancy, Abortion, and Violence Against Women

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In this course participants will learn to identify clients who are victims of intimate partner violence (domestic violence) and/or reproductive coercion, how to conduct screening, and best practices for  responding and referring patients for further services to increase patient safety and improve bio-psychosocial health outcomes.


On completion of this workshop, nurses/attendees will be able to:

  • Define intimate partner violence and coercion.
  • Assess clients to determine if they are victims of intimate partner violence and/or coercion.  
  • Describe how health care workers can help victims of domestic violence.
  •  Identify appropriate community resources for referring these clients for further services.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16061 for 1.25 contact hours

Dr. Martha Shuping, M.D., graduated from Wake Forest University Medical School in 1984, and completed her psychiatry residency at the university medical center in 1988. She practices psychiatry in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She also has an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from the University of Dayton (Ohio).

She has more than twenty-five years experience in helping women and men with abortion recovery issues. She has facilitated more than 50 Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreats, and has trained Catholic and Protestant clergy and ministry teams in the U.S., Europe, and Asia in the Rachel’s Vineyard model. She also has provided continuing education workshops for medical doctors, nurses, and counselors related to abortion recovery issues.

Dr. Shuping is a co-author of published research on abortion and women’s mental health, and she is co-author of the self help book, The Four Steps to Healing (available in paperback through Amazon).

She has presented workshops on abortion and mental health issues at the United Nations, and in sixteen countries. Dr. Shuping is a member of the Rachel’s Vineyard National Medical Advisory Board.

Course Outline

I. Intimate Partner Violence

II. Reproductive Coercion

III. Recent Studies:

A. Definition

B. Assessment

C. Interventions

D. Referral

A. Definition

B. Assessment

C. Interventions

D. Referral

A. Barclay, L. (2012). ACOG: Routinely Screen for Intimate Partner Violence.

Medscape Medical News (Jan. 23, 2012).

B. Brown, T. (2013) Intimate Partner Violence Screening Recommended in

Guideline. Medscape Medical News (Feb. 3, 2013).

C. Cheng, D. & Horon, I.L. (2010). Intimate-Partner Homicide Among Pregnant and

Postpartum Women. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 115 (6), 1181-1186.


D. Coyle, C.T., Shuping, M.W., Brightup, J., Speckhard, A.C. (2014). Relationships

of Abortion and Violence against Women: Violence-Prevention Strategies and

Research Needs. Division 48 Presidential Task Force, 2013-2014: Research

Agenda on Abortion from a Peace Psychology Perspective.

E. Hall, M., Chappell, L.C., Parnell, B.L., Seed, P.T., & Bewley, S. (2014).

Associations Between Intimate Partner Violence and Termination of Pregnancy:

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS Medicine (Jan.7, 2014).

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