11 episodes

The SRHM Podcast explores new research and emerging trends in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters or SRHM promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. At the heart of SRHM is a multidisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. SRHM also creates and participates in spaces that motivate improvements in research, policy, services and practice. It contributes to capacity building in knowledge generation.

Learn more at srhm.org.

Music by Tiber Krisztián and Salamon Botond
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SRHM Podcast Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM)

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The SRHM Podcast explores new research and emerging trends in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters or SRHM promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. At the heart of SRHM is a multidisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. SRHM also creates and participates in spaces that motivate improvements in research, policy, services and practice. It contributes to capacity building in knowledge generation.

Learn more at srhm.org.

Music by Tiber Krisztián and Salamon Botond
Sound editing by We Edit Podcasts

    Sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice in the war against Ukraine 2022

    Sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice in the war against Ukraine 2022

    In this episode, SRHM Chief Executive Eszter Kismodi speaks with five experts on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in relation to the war against Ukraine. Together, they cover issues such as access to SRHR in Ukraine and in neighboring countries, the complexity of delivering humanitarian aid, the nuances of surrogacy during wars, as well as the importance of humanitarian law, human rights law and criminal law.

    Speakers:

    Galina Maistruk - Obstetrician-Gynecologist in Ukraine

    Wanda Nowicka - Member of Parliament in Poland

    Alison Motluk - Freelance Journalist specialized in assisted reproduction

    Dr. Henia Dakkak - Head of Policy and Liaison Unit, Humanitarian Office, UNFPA in Moldova 

    Christina Zampas - Associate Director of Global Advocacy at the Center for Reproductive Rights

    Resources:

    SRHM editorial on SRHR in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s Surrogacy Industry Has Put Women in Impossible Positions by Alison Motluk published in The Atlantic

    HeyReprotech newsletter by Alison Motluk

    Ukraine Surrogacy Dispatch newsletter by Alison Motluk

    • 57 min
    Poetry for sexual and reproductive justice

    Poetry for sexual and reproductive justice

    Following a call for poetry in September 2021, SRHM published its first poetry anthology on sexual and reproductive justice. To celebrate the release of the collection, we invited five poets and a member of the Selection Committee to read their poems and share what inspired them to write. This episode of the SRHM Podcast is the recording from the launch event.

    SRHM's poetry collection is available online at http://www.srhm.org/poetry-for-sexual-and-reproductive-justice/

    Poets:

    Megan Spencer (poem: on mother’s day, our first together.)

    Carmen Barosso (poem: Forgive me, Father)

    Haiber Andres Logos Lemus (poem: Libertad + Amor / Freedom + Love)

    Elizabeth Wright Veintimilla (poem: For the women who came before us)

    Mahamuda Rahman (poem: My body is my soul)

    Jane Cottingham (poem: This is where)

    • 37 min
    Trans reproductive justice

    Trans reproductive justice

    This episode features Avery Everhart, Blas Radi and A.J. Lowik. Together, they discuss the importance of inclusive language and best practices, how social movements for trans rights and reproductive justice are influenced by geographic contexts, and how the criteria for political participation are too often based on cisnormative logic. The episode concludes with several recommendations on how to be more inclusive.

    Read Blas Radi’s article published by SRHM: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/26410397.2020.1824318

    The transcript for this episode is available here: http://www.srhm.org/news/trans-reproductive-justice-podcast-transcript/

    Other resources:

    Florence Ashley: https://www.florenceashley.com/

    Pregnancy: Reproductive Futures in Trans of Color Feminism by micha cárdenas: https://read.dukeupress.edu/tsq/article-abstract/3/1-2/48/91814/PregnancyReproductive-Futures-in-Trans-of-Color

    Dr. A.J. Lowik’s manual on trans inclusive abortion services: https://www.ajlowik.com/transinclusive-abortion

    • 34 min
    US foreign policy and abortion

    US foreign policy and abortion

    In this episode, Emily Maistrellis, Senior Program Officer at the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is hosting a conversation with three colleagues on the impact of US foreign policy on abortion worldwide. More specifically, they discuss the Global Gag Rule, or the GGR, and how even though the policy was rescinded in January 2021, the effects continue to be seen globally.

    Speakers:

    Patty Skuster, Beck Chair in Law at Temple Law School and fellow with the Center for Public Health Law Research

    Anand Tamang, Founding Director of CREHPA, a research organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Evelyne Opondo, Senior Regional Director for Africa at the Center for Reproductive Rights

    This episode builds on a special journal issue published by SRHM and Columbia University titled Exporting harm: impact of the expanded Global Gag Rule on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

    • 38 min
    Surrogacy and reproductive justice

    Surrogacy and reproductive justice

    In today’s episode, Mindy Jane Roseman, SRHM Associate Editor, Director of International Law Programs at Yale Law and Director of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights is speaking with Dr. Marcin Smietana, Research Associate in the Reproductive Sociology Research Group at Cambridge University and Sarojini Nadimpally, Founder of Sama Resource Group for Women and Health and the former Co-chair of People's Health Movement Global.

    Together, they discuss the evolution and complexities of surrogacy worldwide. They explore how surrogacy is viewed in different areas of the world, how laws vary, and how to frame the issue from a reproductive justice perspective.

    This episode builds on an article co-authored by Marcin titled, “Moral frameworks of commercial surrogacy within the US, India and Russia”, which was published in the SRHM Journal last spring.

    • 31 min
    Texas abortion ban: what it means and what happens next

    Texas abortion ban: what it means and what happens next

    In September 2021, the state of Texas implemented Senate Bill 8 (SB8) banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, including in cases of rape and incest. This is one of the most restrictive state laws on abortion in the country. To better understand what this means, SRHM gathered expert speakers to discuss how SB8 was implemented, the strategies being pursued to stop its enforcement and the ban’s implications for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the US and beyond.



    Speakers:

    Dr. Kari White - Associate Professor in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and Faculty Research Associate at the Population Research Center at The University of Texas

    Melanie Fontes - Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights

    Dr. Samuel Dickman - Medical Director for Primary Care at Planned Parenthood South Texas



    More resources:

    What if Roe fell? by the Center for Reproductive Rights

    They Say They Are Attacking Abortion. They Are Really Hurting the Poor, Op-ed by Dr. Dickman in The New York Times

    I’m an abortion doctor in Texas. My patients are desperate, Op-ed by Dr. Dickman in The Guardian

    Texas Policy Evaluation Project

    How Texas Banned Almost All Abortion, The Daily Podcast 

    • 55 min

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