We are thrilled to announce that the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals selected Judy Norsigian, Our Bodies Ourselves co-founder and executive director, as the recipient of the 2013 Irvin M. Cushner Lectureship.
The lectureship honors a layperson, public figure, or health care professional who has raised public awareness of and inspired public policy debate about an important issue in health care. The honoree delivers a presentation at the ARHP’s 50th annual conference, which starts today in Denver.
Judy’s lecture is titled “Reproductive Health and Justice: How Our Advocacy Can Best Address Persistent Problems and New Challenges.” It addresses such issues as maternity care and abortion, medical technologies, and the use of legal strategies, public education, and outreach to policy makers and media to preserve and expand access to reproductive health and justice.
The lectureship’s namesake, Dr. Cushner, was a leader in reproductive health. Past Cushner honorees have included Dr. Jocelyn Elders, Patricia Schroeder, Carole Joffe, Henry Waxman, and Cecile Richards.