Political Science | Reproductive Health Activism
Y490 | 30705 | Sissenich

Y490: Reproductive Health Activism
This seminar explores social movements through the particular lens of
sexual and reproductive health activism. Readings will be
interdisciplinary, drawing on political science, gender studies,
sociology, history, and anthropology. We will explore how health
policy and service delivery become politicized and how communities in
need have gone about obtaining health services. We will similarly look
at how health professionals and their interest organizations shape
laws, policies, and spending on reproductive health. Our case studies
will come from around the globe, including both advanced capitalist
economies and less developed countries. A background in feminist
theory is helpful, but not required. Writing assignments may include
several policy briefs.