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Webinar: Reproductive Rights in Higher Education: University Health Clinic Scorecards

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

College is a time for discovery – a time to learn more about yourself and others. It is when youth move into adulthood. This transition should be done in an educated, sex-positive, healthy way. Colleges and universities have an obligation to teach students about reproductive health, especially for those that may have never had the opportunity in their K-12 school.

This presentation ties together reproductive resource accessibility and environmental sustainability by reasserting that reproductive rights are climate rights. In a growing world, we need to provide contraceptive and reproductive health services for all along with comprehensive sex education. Our presentation discusses the current efforts being made by 20 campuses and shares the results of our research ranking them in a scorecard based on the presence of various services on their campus. Often the universities who rank highest on reproductive services also have robust climate and sustainability programs too.

We will also include examples of students, staff, and faculty working to improve health and well-being on their own campuses. We will share stories from grassroots efforts to bring emergency contraception vending machines to college campuses, discuss what a comprehensive array of sexual and reproductive healthcare and education can look like, and talk about menstrual equity programs fighting to de-stigmatize periods and address access to sustainable period products.

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Sydney Cole, Intern, Center for Biological Diversity

Sydney Cole is an intern for the Center for Biological Diversity. She works on gender empowerment campaigns and their relationship to the climate and extinction crises. She is currently a student at Florida State University majoring in English and Sociology.

Robin Mills, Health Educator, University of California Berkeley

Robin Mills joined UHS as a Health Educator in 2008. She received her BA in Psychology from Mills College (2001) and her MA in Human Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University (2007). Robin sees clients for sexuality/sexual health issues including relationships and communication, sexual health/birth control education, and sexuality concerns and issues.

Malia Becker, Associate Organizer, Center for Biological Diversity

Malia Becker leads creative outreach campaigns at the Center for Biological Diversity addressing the intersection of endless growth, reproductive health, inequitable consumption, and the wildlife extinction crisis. She manages two campaigns focused on alternative economies and reproductive rights: Simplify the Holidays and Endangered Species Condoms. Before joining the Center, Malia worked in healthcare patient access and administration. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in geography and public health.

Ellen Herlihy, Student Activist, Bard College

Ellen Herlihy (she/her/hers) is a third year student at Bard College studying Human Rights. On campus she is the Co-Club Head of the Planned Parenthood Generation Action Chapter. Ellen also works for the Office of Title IX and Nondiscrimination and recently helped put together the Bard College Trans Resource Guide. She is passionate about making all types of resources accessible to college students, especially those in marginalized communities, through both her job and the extracurriculars she is involved in. Currently Ellen is involved in trying to expand access to a variety of resources by implementing a Wellness Vending Machine at Bard College that will increase access to emergency contraception and harm reduction supplies on campus.

Lizbeth Sanchez (they/them), Undergraduate Student, California State University

Lizbeth Sanchez is a fourth year of undergrad majoring in Political Science with an emphasis in Politics & Government. They are a Peer Ambassador for Go with the Flow, also known as the Menstrual Equity Initiative at California State University Northridge (CSUN).