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Reproductive justice and institutionalised transphobia

About the article

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

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

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This article can be read on Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters (SRHM) Journal’s website.


This article was written by GATE’s Communications Officer, Naomhán O’Connor.


When referencing this article, we recommend the following citation:

O’Connor, N. Framing reproductive justice in the context of institutionalised transphobia globally. Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters Journal [online]. May 20, 2019. Available at:


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