Regulation of Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Right to Health and Human Dignity

Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room (105), 5733 South University, Chicago, IL
Contact info (email or phone): 

Yaniv Kleinman, ykleinman@uchicago.edu

The Human Rights Program, the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) are pleased to present a conversation between sexual and reproductive health practitioners and theorists on the regulation and criminalization of sexual and reproductive health.

The first two panelists, Brian Citro and Mihir Mankad, will discuss a UN report they co-authored with Anand Grover, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, which examines State regulation and criminalization of sexual and reproductive health through the lens of the international right to health. They will also explore the concept human dignity in the context of the right to health as it relates to sexual and reproductive health.

Claire McKinney, a PhD candidate in Political Science, will consider Citro’s and Mankad’s report in the context of the political, legal and social debate surrounding abortion the United States.

Dr. Brandon Hill from the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health will facilitate the discussion.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Yaniv Kleinman at ykleinman@uchicago.edu or 773-702-1114 for assistance.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.

Refreshments will be served.