Introducing the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Equity Fund & reflections on taking a reproductive justice approach to research
Dr Annabel Sowemimo firmly believes that healthcare should be about empowering people with knowledge to make informed choices about their bodies. She spends her spare time campaigning on reproductive justice, against NHS cuts and improving healthcare for marginalised groups. She is this year’s President of the Medical Sciences at the British Science Festival. She is currently writing her first book on Decolonising Healthcare set to be released with Wellcome collection/Profile Books in Spring 2023.
Dr Annabel Sowemimo, LSHTM alumni, founder and co-director of the Reproductive Justice initiative will discuss her own research journey and introduce the new sexual & reproductive equity fund aimed at masters' students at LSHTM. She will also discuss Reproductive Justice in research, policy making and her own PhD on The experiences of Black British women and Fertility Control Methods in Britain.
Dr Annabel Sowemimo (she/her) is a Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH) trainee and founder of a community-based organisation – the Reproductive Justice initiative (formerly Decolonising Contraception). Her interests include tackling Gender-Based Violence and improving SRH access for marginalised groups. She is a regular columnist for gal-dem and freelance journalist. She is a part-time PhD candidate and Harold Moody studentship at King’s College London with her research focusing on the historical experiences of Black British women and fertility control methods. She is also a trustee for Medact Charity.
Decolonising Contraception (DC) is a community organisation formed by Black & people of colour (BPOC) working within sexual research health (SRH) who wish to address the colonial history of SRH. DC is about understanding how history, race and culture impact marginalised populations and shape our experiences of health care.
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