Newly revised in 2017, the Reproductive Health safety card was developed for family planning and reproductive health settings, as well as domestic and sexual violence advocacy programs. Easily concealable, this business card-sized tool prompts women to consider whether they are in a healthy or unhealthy relationship, or have experienced reproductive coercion—forced sex, birth control sabotage, unwanted pregnancy, or violence—by an intimate partner. The card is designed to help women recognize how their intimate relationships may impact their reproductive health and their children’s health, offers information on safety planning and national hotlines and resources for referral. Additionally, this updated version provides guidance to support friends or relatives who may be experiencing intimate partner abuse.
This tool is most effective when placed in private areas such as restrooms or exam rooms, and may be given directly to clients as part of routine visits or upon disclosure of abuse (to facilitate conversations by a healthcare provider or advocate with their clients), in conjunction with universal education.
Available in English and Spanish as a PDF download. Hard copies are available in English for the recently revised card. Spanish hard copies are temporarily out of stock - we expect to print more soon! The cards fold up to (3.5” x 2”) and have 4 double sided panels.