REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

It remains a struggle for students across Canada to access thorough and intersectional education and health services related to sexuality and sexual health. We have seen attacks on reproductive rights happening internationally, and on our own campuses, anti-choice groups have been actively campaigning with graphic materials depicting violent imagery. The March for Life in Ottawa annually brings in anti-choice protestors to demand restrictions to reproductive rights.

Reproductive justice is a term used to encapsulate what it means to have true reproductive freedom. This includes the right to have or not have children, to easily access reproductive health services, and to have supports if we do have families, including access to childcare. Reproductive justice can look like the ability to access contraceptives, safely terminate a pregnancy, get sex education that teaches about different genders and sexual orientations and promotes a healthy sexuality.