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Wednesday Night @ the Lab: “I Was Obligated to Accept: Coercion and Autonomy in Contemporary Global Family Planning “

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

From the University of Wisconsin-Madison Science Outreach on Campus:

Speaker: Leigh Senderowicz, Gender and Women’s Studies

Presentation: This talk will explore the ways that the ideology of fertility reduction permeates the design and quantitative evaluation of contemporary family planning projects, 25 years after the International Conference on Population and Development called for an end to population control. The talk will draw from the Contraceptive Autonomy Study, a project designed to explore various dimensions of autonomy and coercion in family planning and to develop new theories about why and how adverse experiences with contraceptive coercion manifest. This presentation will focus especially on modes of measurement, and the challenges to designing new measures that better assess person-centered and justice-based approaches to contraceptive care.

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