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Reproductive justice and institutionalised transphobia

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters Journal  invited GATE to write a guest blog on issues of reproductive justice and transphobia.

  • Written by
  • Naomhán O’Connor
  • Published
  • 20 May 2019
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Historically, the movement for reproductive rights and justice hasn’t been the most trans-inclusive space. Reproductive justice is, in essence, about the right to have a child, or to not have a child. For trans and gender diverse people, this goes beyond access to abortion and/or fertility treatments, to include the right to retain our fertility. Our fight centers around the struggle for bodily autonomy: the right to choose what is best for our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Naomhán O’Connor, GATE’s Communications Officer

Read the article on Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) Journal’s website

Naomhán O'Connor, GATE Director of Communications looking directly into the camera, arms with tattoos crossed sitting in front of a white brick background
  • About the author

Naomhán O’Connorhe/him

Director of Communications GATE Staff

Naomhán is an Irish trans man and non-profit communications specialist. He joined GATE in September 2017 as Communications Assistant, was appointed Communications Manager in January 2021, and became Director of Communications in February 2024.