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AMSA Reproductive Health National Town Hall
Reproductive Justice Points the Way:
Why & How Reproductive Health Medical Education Must Change
Thursday, September 28, 8:00pm – 9:30pm ET
Join AMSA National Leaders, Chapter Officers, members and allies across the country and around the world for a powerful and compelling Town Hall featuring:
Loretta Ross, Activist. Public Intellectual. Professor. Co-founder SisterSong.
A Godmother to reproductive justice & survivor advocate.
As opening voice and moderator of a panel discussion with:
Pamela Merritt, Executive Director, Medical Students for Choice
Dr. Kristyn Brandi, Board Chair, Physicians for Reproductive Health
Dr. Charisse Loder, Director, RJ Med Ed Project at the University of Michigan Medical School
This livestreamed discussion is sponsored by the AMSA Reproductive Health Project and will focus on the current state of medical education pertaining to abortion care, family planning, and reproductive health. Looking directly at the historical and ongoing legacy of the white supremacist, heteropatriarchal foundation of modern Obstetrics and Gynecology, we call the House of Medicine to account for the violence and violation perpetuated by physicians and by the medical system against, in particular, Black and Indigenous women and birthing people.
Responding to the moral and ethical call from the Reproductive Justice Movement for reparation and justice, how must we transform medical education to ensure that we break these cycles of abuse and domination perpetuated by our chosen profession, and contribute meaningfully to the project for reproductive freedom and collective liberation?
This event will highlight findings from our multi-year survey of medical students regarding their experiences with abortion care and family planning related education at their medical school, pre- and post-Dobbs, and will lift up the work that is already underway to transform reproductive health medical education.
We hope you’ll join us for a night of necessary, challenging – and inspiring – conversation!