Gender Justice and the Fight for Bodily Autonomy

This class will examine the connections between recent attacks on LGBTQ rights and reproductive rights and explore the broader political and economic context of restrictions on life-saving health care for women and gender oppressed people. We will connect the current assault on reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy to the history of reproductive control and gender oppression in the U.S., paying particular attention to the complicit role medicine and health care providers have played in that history. The course will review the overwhelming evidence that reproductive and gender affirming health care is life-saving care, and we will consider the reproductive, gender, and racial health disparities that make the fight for health care justice integral to gender and racial justice. Finally, we will discuss why resisting these attacks is essential to advancing the wider movements to protect democracy and advance health and economic justice.


  • Understand the connections between reproductive freedom, bodily autonomy, and gender self-determination
  • Explore the history of reproductive control and gender oppression in the U.S.
  • Articulate the evidence that reproductive care and gender affirming care is safe and vital health care
  • Identify the role health care access has in advancing social and economic justice

Instructors: Kel Montalvo-Quiñones

Course Details:

This will be a 3-hour online class via Zoom for 3 hours of continuing education credits. After registering, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom class via email. It is important that you respond to the invitation and register for the Zoom class prior to the day of the class.

CE courses are free to National Nurses United members. Classes are only offered to direct-care and staff RNs.


December 1, 2022
11am-2pm PT/2pm-5pm ET
December 7, 2022
12pm-3pm PT/3pm-6pm ET
December 13, 2022
11am-2pm PT/2pm-5pm ET