Reproductive health care for incarcerated women: Strategies for promoting justice through research within an overlooked population
Carolyn Sufrin, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Department of Health, Behavior and Society; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Sufrin's presentation will review existing data about reproductive health among incarcerated women and strategies for conducting research that is attuned to the unique aspects of the carceral setting. There are over 225,000 women in U.S. prisons and jails. Most of them are of reproductive age, and they are disproportionately women of color. Understanding their reproductive health outcomes and health care needs is essential for promoting equity and justice. Yet these issues are overlooked by many, including researchers.
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