This small safety card was designed for family planning and reproductive health settings. The card prompts patients to ask themselves whether they are in a healthy relationship or if they have experienced reproductive coercion—forced sex, birth control sabotage, forced 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, while providing information for safety planning and referral.
The backside of the card refers patients to the National Hotline on Domestic Violence, the Teen Domestic Violence Hotline and the Sexual Assault Hotline for further support. This tool is most effective when placed in private areas such as restrooms or exam rooms and may be given to patients routinely as part of regular visits, or upon disclosure of abuse (following routine assessment for violence by a healthcare provider).
Available in English and Spanish; and as hard copy or PDF.