Skip to Main Content
Banner image for Mount Allison University Libraries and ArchivesBanner image link to Mount Allison UniversityMount Allison University Libraries and Archives
Hours | Libraries Home | Music Library | University Archives

Reproductive Justice Library: Home


Welcome to the Reproductive Justice library guide.

This guide was developed by members of the Birth Justice Research Initiative team at Mount Allison University.

Who We Are

The Birth Justice Research Initiative investigates issues of access to inclusive birth services in the province of New Brunswick, with a focus on midwifery care. Our work contributes to research and social action for inclusive reproductive health care in the province. This involves working in alliance with movements for reproductive justice which include access to abortion and culturally appropriate care for all people in the province. We are based out of Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, in the expansive territory of Mi’kma’ki.

About this Library Guide

Welcome to the Reproductive Justice library guide. This guide will help you find resources on various aspects of reproductive justice. 
In this guide you will find resources from the social sciences and humanities on birth, abortion, pregnancy, trans inclusive healthcare, Indigenous midwifery and birth practices, regulated and unregulated midwifery, the history of midwifery, history of abortion, abortion movements, contraception and other related topics. The guide begins with content from Canada and also includes materials from the rest of the world.

Reproductive Justice & Birth Justice

Reproductive justice applies intersectionality to reproductive politics.  As Loretta Ross, leading theorist of reproductive justice notes: "In doing so, reproductive justice has eclipsed the binaried and under-theorized pro-choice/pro-life frameworks among both women of color and predominantly white  organizations" (2017, p.287).
Reproductive justice engages an analysis of interlocking oppressions and marginalizations and action on how they influence birth experiences and birth outcomes.