Kathryn Fay, MD MSc
Dr. Kathryn Fay is faculty at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, both in the Division of Family Planning and the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists; she is also an instructor at Harvard Medical School. Her award proposal is titled “Development of a validated reproductive coercion scale and survivor-identified clinical interventions.”
Description: Intimate partner reproductive coercion involves behaviors that interfere with a partner’s sexual and reproductive health. Examples include nonconsensual condom removal, destruction of contraception, and pressure to continue or end a pregnancy. This work has two tangible products: a validated scale to optimally identify those affected by reproductive coercion and a repository of patient-centered clinical support tools to aid survivors in achieving their sexual and reproductive health goals.
Lydia Shook, MD