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NASPOG Diversity Statement

NASPOG embraces and derives value from the variety of views and opinions that diverse individuals bring to our professional society. In recognizing the importance of diversity, we must also acknowledge the systemic racism, injustice, and differences in power and privilege that exist in our nation, our systems of care, and in our own organization. As such, we continuously strive to create an environment of inclusion and respect through critical self-examination, and by paying attention to both overt and covert forms of prejudice and exclusion.  

NASPOG actively seeks out members from the range of differences in race/ethnicity, culture, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socioeconomic status, national origin and aging, among others. NASPOG makes concerted efforts to reach out to and engage with individuals representing these characteristics for service on the NASPOG Board, committees, task forces, and activities, knowing that our work to promote the health and well-being of women is greatly enhanced by the consideration of multiple perspectives.

D&I Task Force Initiatives

Diversity & Inclusion Webinar Series

Beginning in 2021, this series was developed to help advance the strategic goals of the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. Our 2021 webinars have been selected to focus on the theme of Reproductive Justice.

April 29, 2021

Pregnancy & Oppression: Beyond Reproductive Rights

Speakers: Pamela Merritt & Lynn M. Paltrow, JD

May 27, 2021

Dying to Have a Baby: Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality

Speakers: Terri-Ann Bennet, MD; Elon Geffrard, BS, ICCE, CLC, CD (DONA); Melisa Nicole Scott, CNM, IBCLC

September 9, 2021

Obstetric Racism: Black Women and Medical Encounters

Speakers: Patience A. Afulani, MBChB, MPH, PhD; Dรกna-Ain Davis, PhD

November 11, 2021

Responding to the Changing Abortions Rights Landscape

Speakers: Jessie Hill, JD; Jennifer Pepper, MBA

December 9, 2021

Perinatal Opioid Use Disorder: Stigma, Inequity, and Physician-Patient Solidarity

Speakers: Ashish Premkumar, MD; Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, FACOG, DFASAM

D&I Task Force's Recommended Publications

This list of recommended books, journal articles, websites, blogs, and documentaries suggested by our Task Force members are meant to compliment and expand upon the topics discussed in our webinar series, and to further inspire our members to practice diversity, equity & inclusion in their daily lives and clinical practice.

View the list here

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