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FYI. Call for proposals. “Reproductive justice: Global and Psychological Perspectives”


Call for Proposals: “Reproductive Justice: Global and Psychological Perspectives”

A Topical Issue of International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation

Guest Editors, Judith L. Gibbons1, Nancy M. Sidun2, and Joan C. Chrisler3

1Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA; 2Independent Practice, Honolulu, HI, USA; 3Department of Psychology, Connecticut College, New London, CT, USA

Despite decades of progress in enhancing women’s rights and gender equity, reproductive justice remains a challenge for most of the world’s population. The ability to exercise re- productive rights and control our own bodies is compromised by structural (e.g., poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, environmental degradation), cultural (e.g., tra- ditions, religious tenets and edicts), and political (e.g., party platforms, the whims of politicians) constraints. Experience, and even awareness, of reproductive injustice affects women’s physical, psychological, and social health and well-being.

Topics of interest for this special issue of IPP include (but are not limited to):

• Reproductive healthcare for refugees;
• Pre- and ante-natal care and childbirth preparation; • Contraceptive use and family planning: education and accessibility;
• Abortion: accessibility and funding, self-managed abortion, social support and counseling;
• Menstrual hygiene: accessibility of products;
• Infertility treatment: accessibility of assisted repro- ductive technologies;
• Genital cutting.

Submissions can report on qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods studies or critical analyses of the relevant literature in one or several countries. Policy briefs will also be considered. Authors must connect their work to one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (e.g., #1 – end poverty, #3 –health and well-being, #4 – quality education, #5 – gender equality, #6 – clean water and sanitation, # 10 – reduced inequities), and articles should conclude with applications for psychological practice and/ or development of public policy.

Submission Process and Timeline

1–2–page, single-spaced descriptions of the proposed manuscript must be submitted to the guest editors no later than February 1, 2023. Selected authors will be contacted by March 15, 2023 and invited to develop their manu- scripts. Completed manuscripts will be due no later than September 15, 2023.

Submit proposals via email as Word attachments to: judith.gibbons@slu.edu, n.sidun@hawaiiantel.net, jcchr@ conncoll.edu.

Manuscripts must be prepared in APA style. See the journal’s website for more information and to examine the contents of previous issues: https://www.hogrefe.com/ us/journal/international-perspectives-in-psychology- research-practice-consultation

International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Prac- tice, Consultation (IPP) is the official journal of Division 52 (International Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. The journal promotes the use of psychological science that is contextually informed, culturally inclusive, and dedicated to serving the public interest. IPP welcomes relevant contributions from psychology, sociology, public health, medicine, nursing, education, gender & ethnic studies, political science, and related disciplines.