February 4, 2021

The conference will be held via Zoom Webinar and will be broadcast via YouTube Live. For more information, visit https://hopkinshistoryofmedicine.org/events/reproconvo2021/.

Conference Schedule for Thursday, February 4:

12:30-1:45 p.m. Abortion Care During COVID-19: Front-Line Perspectives and the Limits of “Choice”

Talks and Q&A with Diane Horvath, MD, and Carolyn Sufrin, PhD, MD

2:00-3:30 p.m. Panel Two: Historical Perspectives on Birth Control and Abortion in Bolivia, Brazil, China, and the U.S.

Chair: Casey Lurtz

Rhian Lewis, “Essential procedures: Abortion support during COVID-19 in Texas.”

Natalie Kimball, “Reproductive Decision Making in Post-Colonial Bolivia.”

Sarah Mellors, “The Road to the One Child Policy: Grassroots Birth Control and Abortion Practices in China, 1966-1979.”

Brooke Lansing, “With the Strictest Confidence: Abortion and Contraception in Nineteenth-Century New York City.”

4:00-5:30 p.m. Panel Three: Gender, Racial Capitalism, and Family-Making in Barbados, South Africa, Mexico, India, and Canada

Chair: Vincenza Mazzeo

Halle-Mackenzie Ashby, “Conscripts of the State: Urban Women in Post-Emancipation Bridgetown Barbados 1864–1890.”

Tessa Moll, “Making Laws, Managing Potentials: A Modern History of ART Family-Crafting in South Africa.”

April Hovav, “Creating a Global Surrogacy Hub: The Case of Tabasco, Mexico.”

Dharashree Das, “Privation, Precaution, and Deliberation: Narratives of Older Women in Delhi, India.”

6:00-8:15 p.m. Documentary Film Screening: Belly of the Beast

Panel Discussion and Q&A with:

Film Director Erika Cohn

Film Producer Angela Tucker

Film Participant Kelli Dillon

Film Participant Cynthia Chandler

Carolyn Sufrin, Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

*El asterisco significa que habrá interpretación simultanea al español *Astrisk denotes simultaneous translation of panel to Spanish

For additional information on translations, visit https://hopkinshistoryofmedicine.org/events/reproconvo2021/