7th Annual YEAH! Network Conference

  • Date:
    May 09 2013
    08:30am to 04:30pm
    Whitney Avenue Conference Center, 361 Whitney Avenue Holyoke, MA 01040

    The 7th Annual Youth Empowerment Adolescent Health Network (YEAH!) Network Conference will feature workshops led by local, state, and national presenters and a keynote by Judy Norsigian, Executive Director of Our Bodies Ourselves and co-author of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause (2006) and Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth (2008).

    “This presentation will describe the history of sterilization abuse in the US and its impact on reproductive health policies affecting women, especially poorer women and women of color. The eugenic and population control ideologies behind the use of coercive sterilization and other practices limiting women’s reproductive options remain today, although not as blatant as in earlier years,” Norsigian says of her speech.

    This is a free event but registration is required. Registration deadline is April 26, 2013.