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Flyer for the 2023 Reproductive Health Symposium on November 11, 2023.

Reproductive Health Symposium (RHS) Event Description

The fourth annual Reproductive Health Symposium is a conference planned for students of all healthcare disciplines at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and across the United States. This year, we will have a hands-on workshop on the evening of November 15, 2023 (times TBA) that includes birth control counseling practice, IUD placement, and simulations delivering uncomfortable news. Spots for this workshop are limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis!

The conference itself is scheduled to take place entirely over Zoom on Saturday, November 11, 2023 . This conference will be a joint effort between the Medical Students for Choice, Lumina (LGBTQ+ group), Black Student Association (BSA), Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Building Understanding of Maternity and Pregnancy (BUMP) registered student organizations at OUHSC and OU Tulsa’s Medical Students for Choice chapter.

Stay tuned for more information on this year’s keynote speaker! The keynote will be followed by three hour-long sessions, with 2-3 sessions running concurrently each hour. Conference attendees will have the option to choose which of these sessions they would like to attend. Sessions will be recorded with permission of the presenter(s) and distributed to conference attendees after the event so they may view sessions that they were unable to attend. Current sessions planned include maternal mortality in Oklahoma, trans-inclusive healthcare, healing from purity culture, the role of occupational therapy in reproductive healthcare, fertility preservation in the setting of cancer treatment, and reproductive healthcare in folks with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Due to the legal restrictions in Oklahoma, we will continue taking extra measures to ensure everybody’s safe attendance now and in the future. In collaboration with the advice of professionals and our speakers, we are permitted to discuss educational aspects of abortion (ex: history, language of current laws, barriers to care) but cannot provide any information within the bounds of “aiding and abetting” (ex: resources, identifying clinics in neighboring states, etc.). We thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate this new landscape together while maintaining the core mission of the Reproductive Health Symposium.

Thank you for your interest in helping us create a conference that is both meaningful and inclusive, creating a safe space for students to learn about disparities and sensitive topics in reproductive healthcare.


The Reproductive Health Symposium Planning Committee


MSFC: Founded by medical students in 1993 as a response to the almost complete deficit of abortion education in medical training, Medical Students for Choice is a 501c3 non-profit organization that has filled a unique niche in the abortion rights movement. MSFC works to ensure that medical students and trainees are educated about all aspects of reproductive health care, including abortion. MSFC has more than 220 chapters around the world. MSFC members work to broaden opportunities for all their fellow students to receive family planning education. MSFC supports any medical student or physician in training seeking abortion and family planning education. 

  • Instagram: @ouhscmsfc
  • Facebook: OUHSCMedicalStudentsForChoice
  • More information about the national organization and resources at msfc.org


LUMINA: Lumina is OUHSC’s premiere LGBT activism and awareness organization. We are dedicated to supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community and providing necessary educational, social, and volunteer opportunities on LGBTQ+ health for all students.

  • Twitter: ouhsclumina
  • Instagram: ouhsclumina
  • Facebook: OUHSC Lumina

Black Student Association

A campus-wide organization opened to all students for membership and involvement. The organization strives to celebrate the African-American culture through campus-wide programming and events. Involvement provides a wonderful opportunity for our community to unite, discuss and serve the needs of the African-American community.

Contact information: bsa@ouhsc.edu


BUMP (Building Understanding of Maternity and Pregnancy) is a student-lead organization through the OUHSC. We provide evidence-based information to educate expectant mothers on how to have the healthiest pregnancy possible through community outreach and workshops. 

  • Facebook: bumpokc
  • Instagram: bumpokc 
  • Twitter: BUMPokc 


OUHSC’s Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/Gyn) Interest Group functions to introduce medical students to the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its subspecialties through relevant education, research opportunities, community outreach, and clinical experiences. We are additionally driven to engage in a range of service activities, from breast cancer walks to menstrual product drives.

  • Instagram: ouhsc_obgyn_ig
  • Twitter: @ouhsc_obgyn_ig