DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
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.
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; Dána-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.