Learners will become familiar with historical context and implications for disparities in sexual and reproductive health. This video will review how the history of oppression, contributes to current health inequities.
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Personal Reflection Questions
- Were you aware of the legacies of oppression within the medical establishment and how they connect to modern inequities in sexual and reproductive health? If not, why do you think that is?
- Were any of the statistics in this video new to you? How do they make you feel?
- Think of an example of a law, policy, or system that has treated someone differently based on their race, gender, class, or other identifying factor, in your patient population.
Anarcha and the Mothers of Modern Gynecology
Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites
HRD-77-3 Investigation of Allegations Concerning Indian Health Service
Forced Sterilization of Native Americans: Later Twentieth Century Physician Cooperation with National Eugenic Policies?
California was sterilizing its female prisoners as late as 2010
Disproportionate Sterilization of Latinos Under California’s Eugenic Sterilization Program, 1920–1945
How False Beliefs in Physical Racial Difference Still Live in Medicine Today – The New York Times
Prevalence of HIV and healthcare experiences among people of transgender experience
- Becasen JS, Denard CL, Mullins MM, Higa DH, Sipe TA. Estimating the prevalence of HIV and sexual behaviors among the US transgender population: a systematic review and meta-analysis, 2006–2017. AmJ Public Health e1-e8.
- James, S. E., Herman, J. L., Rankin, S., Keisling, M., Mottet, L., & Anafi, M. (2016). The Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey. Washington, DC: National Center for Transgender Equality.