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Our annual spring conference brings clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and reproductive health advocates together to hear about the latest research, interventions and policy prescriptions on a timely issue.
The Impact of Reform on the Reproductive Health of Underserved Women and Youth
Thursday, May 12, 2011
University of Chicago Campus
During National Women's Health Week, the Section of Family Planning & Contraceptive Research and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at The University of Chicago were proud to host a one-day conference on reproductive justice and health care reform, examining the impact of reform on the reproductive health of underserved women and youth. This conference was co-sponsored by the Center for Health and the Social Sciences (CHeSS), the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS), and the International House Global Voices Program.
The conference featured speakers presenting research on the ways in which health care reform offers benefits and new challenges for the reproductive health of underserved women and youth. Speakers examined the accessibility and affordability of contraception and abortion care, insights and innovations from Massachusetts health care reform, the political climate surrounding health care reform, and the implications for reproductive health moving forward.
A special section of the April 2013 issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law is dedicated to the Policy and Politics of Reproductive Health and features articles authored by a number of presenters from the conference. Advance publication of articles by Harold Pollack, Adam Sonfield, Amy Dworsky, Kym Ahrens, Amanda Dennis, and Debra Stulberg can now be found online.
Click here to view a slideshow of photos from the conference.