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Domestic Violence and Birth Control Sabotage: A Report from the Teen Parent Project

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The survey included 474 young mothers in Chicago at two Illinois Department of Human Services Teen Parent Services sites and two community-based health clinics.

Findings indicated that 55% of the young women had experienced domestic violence at the hands of their boyfriends during the previous 12 months. In addition, 51% of the young women reported experiencing at least one form of birth control sabotage from their boyfriends, and 21% of the young women had experienced some form of work or school-related sabotage.