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Congratulations to Dr. Mehret Birru Talabi for being awarded a new NICHD R21!
August 15, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Mehret Birru Talabi for being awarded a new NICHD R21!!

Congratulations to Dr. Mehret Birru Talabi on her new NICHD R21: "Development of a novel, patient-centered measure of reproductive autonomy in the healthcare context"!

CONGRATULATIONS GREER DONLEY!  For all the amazing work you do, you deserve to be named the John E. Murray Faculty Scholar!
August 15, 2022

Greer Donley Named the John E. Murray Faculty Scholar

Congratulations to Greer Donley for being named the John E. Murray Faculty Scholar at the Pitt's School of Law! This is incredibly exciting news and is a well deserved accomplishment.

Recommending Avoiding Cannabis with Breastfeeding is Not the Same as Avoiding Breast/Chestfeeding with Cannabis
August 15, 2022

Recommending Avoiding Cannabis with Breastfeeding is Not the Same as Avoiding Breast/Chestfeeding with Cannabis

Breast/chestfeeding is beneficial for infants and parents, and stigmatization of substance use in pregnancy has been historically linked to punitive approaches with a disproportionate impact on minority populations. Dr. Marielle Gross advanced an empirically informed ethical analysis of this issue based on the current U.S. guidelines.

Read more: https://jcannabisresearch.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s42238-022-00127-y

 

 

 

The Pathway to Becoming an Abortion Provider in Pennsylvania
August 3, 2022

The Pathway to Becoming an Abortion Provider in Pennsylvania

CONVERGE faculty and staff have put together a how-to guide on becoming a medication abortion provider in Pennsylvania. 

Screen caption of MyVoice: CF showing birth control options
July 27, 2022

Engaging Stakeholders in the Development of a Reproductive Goals Decision AID for Women with Cystic Fibrosis

Utilizing meaningful stakeholder contributions, Dr. Traci Kazmerski and her team developed MyVoice:CF, a novel web-based decision aid to help women with CF engage in shared decision-making regarding their reproductive goals.

Read more: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/23743735221077527

 

Call for Artists: This call for Black artists in the Pittsburgh region, Allegheny County, and South Western Pennslyvania seeks work highlighting gestation, child birth, child loss, postpartum, and more.
July 21, 2022

Call for Artists Extended

This call for Black artists in the Pittsburgh region, Allegheny County, and South Western Pennslyvania seeks work highlighting gestation, child birth, child loss, postpartum, and more.

Learn more and apply here: https://pmoms.pitt.edu/news/Call-for-Artists

Resident and Fellow Experiences from Pregnancy to Parenthood Graphic
July 20, 2022

Resident and Fellow Experiences from Pregnancy to Parenthood

Physician parents in medical/procedural training programs are experiencing increased stress. This paper recommends implementing time and space for breastfeeding, paid leave, and on-site childcare as necessary tools to support the health and wellbeing of residents, fellows, and their families.

Read more about this study here: https://shmpublications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jhm.12914#.YtgJCG4OEjo.twitter

Call for Artists; 9+ MONTHS: A Journey in Birth, Loss, Postpartum Recovery, and the Joy of Black Motherhood; This call for artists seeks 2-D, audio, and video creative works which highlight the reproductive journey of gestation, child birth, child loss, and postpartum recovery experienced by Black mothers and people who give birth.; Honorarium: $200; Deadline: July 22, 2022
July 11, 2022

Call for Artists

This call for Black artists in the Pittsburgh region, Allegheny County, and South Western Pennslyvania seeks work highlighting gestation, child birth, child loss, postpartum, and more.

Learn more and apply here: https://pmoms.pitt.edu/news/Call-for-Artists

Images of Imani Barbarin , Greer Donley , Christian Lovehall, Dara Mendez, and Lee Smith with text underneath reading "Diversity Forum 2022 Reproductive Autonomy For All"
July 8, 2022

The Intersections of Inequity, Justice, and Health: Reproductive Autonomy for All

We worked with Pitt's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion on The Intersections of Inequity, Justice, and Health: Reproductive Autonomy for All as part of the 2022 Diversity Forum. Meet our amazing panelists: 

Gender minority youth experience increased rates of violence, including threat or injury with a weapon, forced sexual intercourse, dating violence, and bullying.
June 29, 2022

Sexual Violence and Gender Minority Youth

Dr. Miller's recent publication shows the impacts of the pervasive and harmful narratives used to weaponise transgender identities in contemporary political discourse and the ongoing need for gender transformative sexual violence prevention programs.

Read more about this study here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2792864