Reproductive Justice with Dr. Jamila Perritt

A Human Rights Issue

This week we want to talk about what’s going on in the world and challenge you to think about it from a Reproductive Justice framework. Not sure what that is? Don’t worry- Our friend, Dr. Jamila Perritt is here with us to share the central tenants and talk about how educating yourself about this movement and framework is crucial to understanding how every aspect of what is happening right now–including a global pandemic, racism, and police brutality–is all connected as part of a cohesive public health and human rights issue.

Dr. Perritt is is a fellowship trained, board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a comprehensive background in Family Planning and Reproductive Health. Dr. Perritt provides on the ground, community- based care focusing primarily on the intersection of sexual health, reproductive rights and social justice. You can follow her on Twitter at @reprorightsdoc, and you should absolutely do that right now.


RJ organizations you should know:


  • Reproductive justice is “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities,” according to SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, the first organization founded to build a reproductive justice movement.