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Improving Prenatal Care for Youth: Birth Justice in Healthcare Settings

Nataly Barrera, MSW, Associate Director, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH)
Meghana Menon, MPH (c), Organizing Intern, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH)

Pregnant or parenting young people are often shamed and stigmatized when accessing health care services. Because healthcare providers play a critical role throughout the birthing process, it is imperative that they are equipped with the tools they need to provide affirming and judgment-free care during their pregnancy. Join us as we engage in open and thoughtful dialogue about the concept of birth justice, its role within healthcare settings, and Identify opportunities to implement birth justice values into healthcare settings.