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The Movement for Reproductive JusticeEmpowering Women of Color through Social Activism$
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Patricia Zavella

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781479829200

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479829200.001.0001

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The Movement for Reproductive Justice

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The Movement for Reproductive Justice

Patricia Zavella

NYU Press

This chapter introduces the movement for reproductive justice, which uses intersectionality and human rights frameworks on behalf of women of color’s right to access health care. The chapter critiques the varied forms of reproductive oppression against which these activists engage in grassroots organizing, cultural politics, and policy advocacy. The chapter discusses the research questions as well as methodology that draws from ethnographic research, including participant observation, focus groups, and interviews with activists and participants working with thirteen reproductive justice organizations. The chapter provides an overview of the book.

Keywords:   reproductive justice, intersectionality, human rights, women of color, reproductive oppression, ethnographic research

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