My name is Amanda Reyes. I am a second year Master’s student in the University of Alabama’s Women’s Studies program and an instructor of Introduction to Women’s Studies. Throughout my career as a feminist, women’s studies student, and university instructor, I have always been passionate about reproductive and sexual justice and eager to engage anyone on a discussion of these topics. Though their notion of “access” is generally limited by assumptions of affordability, legally documented immigration status, and personally-owned transportation, many individuals can understand the need for women to have access to basic preventive health services, sexually transmitted disease testing and counseling, annual well woman exams, and contraception. However, attitudes can quickly change when the topics of emergency contraception and abortion services are mentioned.
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