J'Mag Karbeah, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Division of Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health
University of Minnesota 

Asha Hassan, MPH
Graduate Research Assistant, School of Public Health
University of Minnesota  
Reproductive Justice (RJ) is the human right to maintain bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. This course will draw on the RJ framework to engage students in a public health analysis of historical and contemporary reproductive health issues. Topics will include American gynecological history, the eugenics movement, prenatal care and birthing, contraception, abortion access, adoption, child welfare and state intervention.

This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7200-109 as part of the 2024 Public Health Institute.
Enrollment for this course will open on February 22, 2024.

For more information: z.umn.edu/PHI.


After the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Define and describe the reproductive justice framework and distinguish it from the reproductive health and rights frameworks.
  • Gain an understanding of how public health practitioners employ reproductive justice in their work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply a reproductive justice lens to policies and practices with the goal of achieving health equity.

Registration & Cancellation

The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. SPH is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.

SPH will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.

All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

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