Reproductive choice & reproductive justice

By Clue BioWink

Inequality is all around us and manifests in tricky ways. When it comes to healthcare in particular, for many of us, reproductive care is a large part of how we interact with the healthcare system.  So how do systems of oppression such as racism, ableism, sexism, and so many more, make it harder for some of us to access reproductive care?  To talk about this, we’re going to explore the theory of reproductive justice. And who better to explain it than Dr. Loretta Ross. She’s a professor at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, co-founder of the Sister-Song Collective in Atlanta, Georgia, and one of the co-originators of the concept of reproductive justice. For more information on today’s episode visit And to find out how to support the work here at Clue, go to Clue.Plus.  “You have to put access in the context of people’s lives; just because you can buy a condom at any gas station doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to persuade your partner under patriarchy to use it.” Further Reading: SisterSong Collective HelloClue Webinar: Reproductive Health Disparities Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda HelloClue: What it’s like going to the doctor when you’re trans HelloClue: What to expect at the OB/GYN when you’re trans HelloClue: Will coronavirus impact access to contraception? The Center for Reproductive Rights  

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