Fighting racism in reproductive health

Jody Steinauer, Director of Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health & Rebecca Jackson, Director of the ZSFG Division of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

We want to express our support for the centuries-overdue national and global calls for addressing systemic racism and racial injustice, which were inspired most recently by the tragic killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

We stand with the movement against anti-Black racism. We commit to deep reflection and action – on individual, institutional and structural levels – to understand how we enact racism and to take deliberate steps to dismantle it. As the leaders of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) Ob-Gyn Division in which the Bixby Center lives, we represent the Bixby and ZSFG clinicians, researchers, and educators committed to doing this work, and we hope you will join us.

Below are resources from Bixby members to better understand and address the myriad ways racism manifests in sexual and reproductive health and health care.