Youth, Reproductive Justice, and Womanism

Youth, Reproductive Justice, and Womanism

Youth are often left out of social justice issues because they are deemed too young to comprehend, but when the topics are so personal as to be about their own bodies and their own rights, it is inappropriate and unwomanist to not recognize their contributions. The following links will showcase ways that youth (ages 13+) can engage with reproductive rights on online platforms that may already be familiar to them. There are mainstream media sources, alternative sex and sexuality education websites that supplement often limiting sex ed in schools, social media sources that combine information surrounding reproductive justice and daily leisure time, and an activist site that provides a platform for teens to demand foundational changes in positive reproductive justice for themselves and their peers. These sites operate from within the pillars of intersectionality and inclusivity, much like womanism, in order to make sure that youth are invited to the conversation about their bodies and bodies of their peers.

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