Faculty of Arts participates in panel on reproductive choice

Oct 24th, 2014

Janet Harron

Faculty of Arts participates in panel on reproductive choice

Memorial’s Counselling Centre will host an upcoming panel discussion focusing on reproductive choice in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Participants will include Rolanda Ryan and Karen Brown from the Athena Health Centre; Alicia Cox, executive director, NL Sexual Health Centre; Courtney Jones of Memorial Women's Resource Centre; and Dr. Vicki Hallett of the Department of Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts.

“Recently in St. John's and Atlantic Canada some questions have been raised about access to services which support women's rights for reproductive choice. At the Counselling Centre, we believe there is a need to support further dialogue on this issue - dialogue which could inform choice and address the social, political and economic barriers that may impede such considered decision making,” said Dr. Peter Cornish, director of Memorial’s Counselling Centre. “The panel will consider both practical information needed to make choices to issues including the processes and challenges associated with accessing local services and even broader topics including the need for reproductive justice.”

Dr. Cornish will be moderating the discussion.

Reproductive Choice in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Panel Discussion Focusing on Local Needs and Resources will take place Thurs., October 30 from 3 to 5 p.m.in the Landing, University Centre.  All are welcome.