Our expert answers 3 Questions
I am thinking about reproductive justice and what it means for the health care of women. I am also thinking about how academia can best work with advocates to move reproductive justice forward.
Reproductive justice interests me because I believe women are not treated equally in the U.S. or around the world. I want to study, write, and teach about this issue to get the next generation excited to make positive changes. Bringing advocacy and academia together interests me because it is a way to help make positive changes and a way to better understand how each group does its work and how they can cooperate.
There are many, and for myself, it’s about giving women the primary role in making decisions about pregnancy and their health care. It’s also about allowing women to think more critically about informed choices, what it really means in health care delivery, and making those choices primary for them (i.e. ahead of State concerns about the fetus and private concerns about contraception, abortion, and embryos).