Sex ed is too often not culturally competent for people of color, as it's tailored for white culture. That needs to change.
“Curiosity is a normal and great thing,” said sex educator Melissa Pintor Carnagey, “and through curiosity is an opportunity to learn and connect.”
This is something worth celebrating—it’s also reproductive justice, actualized.
Will the hospital be short-staffed? Will my prenatal appointments be canceled? Will my infant be exposed to COVID-19?
It’s asymptomatic people who may hold the most urgent lessons for a maternal care system that is scrambling to reinvent itself during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Promotoras are community health workers who usually go door to door and provide essential reproductive health information and access to residents of colonias. But what happens during a pandemic?