An Examination of Reproductive Health in Greenland
- Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Strand Union Building, 168 - view map
Join Dr. Elizabeth Rink, MSW, Professor in H&HD, and Project Leader with The Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity for this discussion about unprecedented challenges to Indigenous ways of life as a result of the rapid changes in economics and the environment in Greenland. Nowhere is the fragile balance between human survival and environmental impacts being more strongly felt in the Arctic than Greenland. The rates of teen birth, pre-term birth, low birth weight, STI's, miscarriages, and hepatitus C are higher in Arctic Indigenous populations than non-indigenous populations. Come learn this case study which shows that human reproduction is a powerful conflation of biology and culture.