The examples of how reproductive autonomy has been stolen are too numerous: use of Black slave women for gynecological research, Tuskegee and Guatemala syphilis research, forced sterilizations of Native American, Puerto Rican and Black women, and the ignored escalating rates of Black maternal and infant mortality. Over the past 20 years, the rates of C-sections have increased over 12% globally. In the U.S. the highest use of C-sections has been for black women.
This webinar, led by Alexandrine Guyard-Nedelec (re: the UK), Sandrine Piorkowski Bocquillon, (re: Puerto Rico (U.S. colonialism)), Monique Rainford, MD, FACOG, and public health expert Nakeitra Burse, examines the underlying factors that contribute to the rise in C-section rates in industrialized nations and its part in the overall pattern of poor reproductive care and assaults on bodily autonomy.
This internationally-focused webinar was planned with the participation of Anne Légier, associate researcher, and Christen Bryson, Associate Professor, for CREW at the Sorbonne Nouvelle.