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Abortion Pills Go Global: Book Launch, Thurs 5th October 2023

Please join us for an in-person book launch at Queen Mary University of London to celebrate the publication of Abortion Pills Go Global: Reproductive Freedom across Borders. The event will consist of a panel discussion followed by a drinks reception.



Time: Thursday, October 5 from 17:00-18:30 followed by reception


Location: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End campus, room to be confirmed  


Registration: Please register for a free ticket on Eventbrite.


About the Book:

Abortion pills have made safe medication abortion possible for millions of people around the world, even in the most restrictive circumstances. In this timely book, Sydney Calkin illustrates the profound, transformative promise of these pills—which are safe, effective, and responsible for a sharp decline in maternal mortality. Calkin shows that the growing availability of abortion pills in places with restrictive laws means more people have access to self-managed healthcare. Abortion Pills Go Global looks ahead to see how the broader politics of abortion could shift in response to this global movement—one that looks not to laws for protection but to on-the-ground feminist mobilizations across borders. Abortion Pills Go Global is published by the University of California Press and will be released on October 3, 2023.


Attendees at the launch will receive a discount code for 30% off the book price.


About the Author:

Sydney Calkin, Reader in Geography at Queen Mary University of London


Book launch discussion panel:

Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London

Dr Rishita Nandagiri, Lecturer in Global Health and Social Medicine at Kings College London

Dr Erica Millar, Senior Research Fellow in Crime, Justice & Legal Studies at LaTrobe University


Chaired by:

Dr Ruth Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Medical Law, Queen Mary University of London


The event is hosted by the Health, Environments and Technologies research group of the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London.  



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