Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice

Mission Statement:

The Program for Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice (SRRJ) is developing and defining a research agenda for national and international scholarship and advocacy. Working with partners in advocacy and academia, we engage in collaborative qualitative and quantitative research programs that support sexual rights and reproductive justice. 


The SRRJ team is engaged in multi-pronged work that includes research projects, partnership with established advocacy groups, conferences and meetings, dissemination of findings and analyses related to sexual rights and reproductive justice, and building relationships with colleagues in and beyond academia in the United States and around the globe. We believe that sexual rights and reproductive justice should be supported by well-designed evidence-based research. 


Our goal is to inform and help shape policy in the realms of sexual rights and reproductive justice, and to help define the agenda for academics and advocates who believe that a society should provide reproductive and sexual equality to all of its members. 


We have published research on the sterilization of developmentally disabled minors, the proposed "personhood" laws,” and the relationship between reproductive rights and disability rights.  Our faculty teach courses in Women’s Studies, Law School, American Culture, and other departments. We have also consulted with law faculty in Kumasi, Ghana on women's rights coursework and are organizing a major international Reproductive Justice conference in Ann Arbor in May 2013. 


Ed Goldman, Senait Fisseha, Jennifer Edwards, Jennifer McIntosh, Alexandra Minna Stern, Vanessa Dalton, Lisa Harris, Lisa Scheiman, Joanne Bailey, Timothy Johnson, Janet Hall

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