sterilization

The Color of Forced and Coerced Sterilizations

Taylor Burton [2018] is a sociology major, writing mentor, and student research assistant at Grinnell College. Through her studies, Burton primarily focuses on racial and class oppression within the context of neoliberalism and capitalism. Outside of her academics, she participates in social justice activism through various student organizations at Grinnell College. An often forgotten history… Read more The Color of Forced and Coerced Sterilizations

History of Welfare in United States: Equality for Some

Summer White is a senior political science major with a concentration in policy studies at Grinnell College. Interested in pursuing public health and social justice oriented policy, Summer will begin her career this July in Washington, DC as a federal strategy and operations business analyst. Health is a universal human experience. Physical, social, emotional, mental,… Read more History of Welfare in United States: Equality for Some

Choice? Alternative Birthing Options for Black Women in the Southern U.S. From the 1970s-now

Haley O’Neill (’18) is a Biology and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies major from SE MN. After Grinnell, she is working with maternal healthcare and reproductive rights advocacy. She hopes to pursue midwifery or women’s healthcare policy. The U.S. maternal mortality rate, in 2018,  is comparable to the rate in the 1970s. Approximately 700-900 women die… Read more Choice? Alternative Birthing Options for Black Women in the Southern U.S. From the 1970s-now