Tag: reproductive health

Making embryos lively: The politics of embryo personhood when fertilization happens under a microscope by Manon Lefèvre

Manon Lefèvre , July 6th, 2022

On May 25, 2022, Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt signed into law the strictest ban on abortion to date, a policy that prohibits the termination of any pregnancy “from…


Book Forum: Reflections on Dána-Ain Davis’s Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth by Sameena Mulla

Sameena Mulla , September 15th, 2021

Dána-Ain Davis’s Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (NYU Press, 2019) is a vividly written ethnography highlighting how medical racism shapes birth outcomes for Black …


Reproductive rights in the time of COVID-19 by Cassandra Yuill

Cassandra Yuill , March 29th, 2020

As the global pandemic escalates, health services are rapidly changing, creating tension between reproductive rights and safeguarding against COVID-19 spread, revealing the question: what is essentia…


Web Roundup: Abortion Access by Whitney Arey

Whitney Arey , July 2nd, 2018

This month, and especially this past week, has seen immense media coverage of abortion access, both in the United States and abroad. A recent study out of UCSF has…


(Anti)Institutional Menses: Our Blood, Our Business by Andrea Ford

Andrea Ford , May 15th, 2018

Photo courtesy of “Jane” Jane started us off by saying “I grew up in the US, so I could never count on having healthcare.” Jane (for whom I’m…


Ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in Brazil: celebrating babies, blurring problems. by Ilana Löwy

Ilana Löwy , April 30th, 2018

This is a photograph of a publicity for a “street corner” obstetrical ultrasound in Brazil. It proclaims: “ultrasound examinations at low prices.” The advertised “low prices” can be…


Web Roundup: Grand Not-So-Unified Theory of Birth Control Side-Effects by Anika Jugovic-Spajic

Anika Jugovic-Spajic , January 29th, 2018

Recently, a number of news outlets reported the results of a new research study on the correlation between hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer. The study analyzed data from…