5026.2 Reproductive justice as social justice

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session addresses various aspects of reproductive justice, including HIV prevention and post-test support as well as perceptions of the Title X family planning program. The panel will include a discussion of strategies to address challenges which deny women reproductive rights. Such strategies include workshops for paraprofessionals, targeting women in poor settings, and efforts to expand legal services.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss why a lack of reproductive justice is a violation of women's rights. 2. Name reasons why reproductive justice is not considered when policies on women's health are crafted. 3. Describe the importance of educating health care professionals about reproductive justice.
Sarah Gareau, DrPH, MEd, CHES

Providing legal services as part of an HIV post-test support package for pregnant women at a public clinic in Durban, South Africa
Allison K. Groves, MHS, Dave Holness, JD, Dhayendre Moodley, PhD, Suzanne Maman, PhD and Petrica Rouse, MHS
Putting reproductive justice into practice through workshops for paraprofessionals
Kathryn Luchok, PhD and Linda Robinson, APRN-BC, MSN, FNP

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)