Even though the #MeToo movement has gained considerable traction and support since its inception, coming forward takes an incredible amount of courage due to institutional and environmental factors in areas such as entertainment, the workplace, and higher education. While starting and perpetuating conversations is an excellent way to get started, it’s only the beginning of the solution.
Nowhere is the topic of reproductive healthcare more relevant than on college campuses. Without access to safe and legal abortion, people who want to terminate their pregnancies must resort to unsafe practices that threaten their health and even their lives. Many students argue that abortion services should be available at on-campus health centers.
The United States currently has one of the highest infant mortality rates of all developed countries in the world. In this time of crisis, many black women have begun to search for care outside of the traditional model.
Since 1990, reproductive health in America has become safer, more efficient, and less costly. Teen pregnancies have decreased substantially, new technology has made abortions safer, and access to contraception has slowed the spread of sexually transmitted diseases around the world. However, under the new administration,