How the Climate Crisis Affects Reproductive Rights

By Skye Wheeler

How the Climate Crisis Affects Reproductive Rights post image-a person standing in front of a burning earth

This reproductive health crisis, brought about by climate change, can look very different in different regions of the world.

Around the world, the climate crisis is worsening the inequities surrounding who gets to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Esther McCant, who works as a doula in the US state of Florida, knows that pregnant people need more than a birth plan. They also need information to plan for heat waves, especially for families that can’t afford running their air conditioning, and for  extreme weather events such as hurricanes, storms, and floods, that are increasingly likely due to climate change.

So McCant, a mother of four and a Black maternal health activist, includes climate health education and activism in her already overpacked agenda for doula trainees since she knows that the most marginalized people are most affected by a changing climate…

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