This story is part four of Word In Black’s Health Misinformation series, exploring the ways Black folks can identify false information and verify credible health sources. Read the series.
Abortion, for some, is a trigger word.
It’s one of the most controversial and divisive topics in healthcare. But this story isn’t about what side of the debate you stand on. It’s about the misinformation and disinformation that dominates this space. And the alternative ways women of color are working to provide factual information about sexual and reproductive health.
Indeed, something that often gets lost in the discussion of sexual and reproductive health care is that it’s not just about abortion. Menstrual hygiene, birth control, managing hormones, fertility journeys, sexual pleasure, and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections are intersectional parts of sexual and reproductive health care.