Visiting Professor Carolyn Sufrin from the Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine will present her talk at this event sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Law.
She is an assistant professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine as well as the Department of Health, Behavior and Society.
Abstract: This talk will describe reproductive health issues facing one of the most marginalized groups of patients in the US, incarcerated women. Their pregnancy, family planning, and other health needs are best understood within the broader framework of reproductive justice to emphasize the social and structural determinants of health that differentially affect outcomes for all patients. At the end of this talk, participants will have an understanding of the reproductive health needs and reproductive justice issues of incarcerated women, of strategies for addressing them, and of why all women’s health care providers should be concerned about this group of women.
Tuesday, January 15 at 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.