Contested bodies: Race and pregnancy, past and present

April 29, 2019

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition hosted a panel discussion on how legacies of slavery continue to impact racism and implicit bias in medicine today. Using Professor Sasha Turner’s book, Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017) as a starting point, panelists reflected on the long history of imposed regulations on Black women’s reproductive lives. The program was co-sponsored by the Program for Humanities in Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and by the Yale School of Nursing. It was hosted by the Yale School of Public Health. (view discussion)

Full write-up of the event can be found on the Yale MacMillian Center website here: https://macmillan.yale.edu/news/contested-bodies-race-and-pregnancy-past-and-present