Presenter Information

Jewel Celestin

Date

8-2020

Faculty Sponsor

Michele Sweeney

Abstract / Description

Reproductive Justice is more than just reproductive rights. The term acknowledges equal access to safe abortion, affordable contraceptives and sex education, & freedom from sexual violence. In a senior level undergraduate internship, this author's goal was to educate the black community on Reproductive Justice in Dorchester, MA. A survey was distributed to ages 16-35. Inquires were made on the respondents sexual reproductive interests and level of knowledge. Survey results demonstrated a need for information on Maternal & Child Health, and interest in access to resources. Based on the responses, a virtual discussion was planned and conducted for the community. Attendees received access to family planning programs, youth programs, and free contraceptives and menstrual kits as a result of the discussion.

Academic Department

Healthcare Studies

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Educating the Black Community on Reproductive Justice: Reproductive Justice Virtual Discussion

Reproductive Justice is more than just reproductive rights. The term acknowledges equal access to safe abortion, affordable contraceptives and sex education, & freedom from sexual violence. In a senior level undergraduate internship, this author's goal was to educate the black community on Reproductive Justice in Dorchester, MA. A survey was distributed to ages 16-35. Inquires were made on the respondents sexual reproductive interests and level of knowledge. Survey results demonstrated a need for information on Maternal & Child Health, and interest in access to resources. Based on the responses, a virtual discussion was planned and conducted for the community. Attendees received access to family planning programs, youth programs, and free contraceptives and menstrual kits as a result of the discussion.

 

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