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Letter from the Editor
Our Spring 2023 issue focuses on Reproductive Health Justice, an important topic that highlights the inequities people with uteruses face, their fight to maintain autonomy, and the barriers to care they encounter. Female-identifying individuals make up more than half of the population, yet their access to basic healthcare remains contentious. The next generation of healthcare providers has the power to address these disparities. This issue serves as an introduction to the nuanced challenges individuals face in their fight for reproductive justice, providing a starting point for individuals to begin learning how to uphold the rights of all.
In this issue, you will find pieces across a range of topics related to Reproductive Health Justice. These pieces touch on themes of overturning of Roe v. Wade, menstruation in prisons, mitochondria and maternal health, international adoptions, gestational surrogacy, and more.
Reproductive healthcare is an essential yet under-discussed component of the wellbeing of all. As care for people with uteruses becomes increasingly politicized, we cannot forget that reproductive wellness is a fundamental human right. Our journal aims to discuss instances where female-identifying individuals are not receiving the care they need. We hope the pieces in our journal serve as a starting point for you to continue thinking about the challenges people with uteruses face when trying to access care. From everyone on the DMEJ team, we thank you for taking the time to read our journal and hope you find the pieces as compelling and thought-provoking as we do.
Thank you for supporting our work and we look forward to continuing to engage in these important conversations going forward!
Priya Meesa & Amber Smith
DMEJ Staff Spring 2023
Chief Design Editor
Social Media Chair
Writer Managing Editor
Blogger Managing Editor