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A light teal flyer with lilac flowers. Top of the flyer has the logo for Medical Students for Choice Oklahoma. Title of the flyer reads "Reproductive Health Symposium" in bold. Subtitle reads "Education and Resources in Reproductive Justice." Body of the poster reads "Keynote Session: "The Two-Spirit Identity and the History of Sexuality in Native American Culture" by John Hawk Co-cke'." "Hands-on Workshop: November 9, 2022. Conference: November 12, 2022." To the right of the text is an image of John Hawk Co-cke' dressed in their colorful beaded regalia smiling at the camera. Bottom of the flyer has the logos for Building Understanding of Maternity & Pregnancy (BUMP), Student National Medical Association, Lumina, Obstetrics & Gynecology at OUHSC.

Reproductive Health Symposium (RHS) Event Description

The third 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 ‘preview’ workshop on November 9, 2022 from 6-9pm that includes education on pelvic floor physical therapy, IUD placement, and birth control counseling. 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 12, 2022. This conference will be a joint effort between the Medical Students for Choice, Lumina (LGBTQ+ group), Student National Medical Association, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Building Understanding of Maternity and Pregnancy registered student organizations at OUHSC and OU Tulsa’s Medical Students for Choice chapter. The conference is scheduled to start at 10 am and wrap up at 2:30 pm with a 30 minute lunch break from 12-12:30 pm.

The virtual conference will start out with a one-hour keynote speech discussing the two-spirit identity and history of sexuality within Native American populations . The keynote will be followed by three hour-long sessions, with two 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 a Post-Roe Oklahoma panel, rural reproductive health, reproductive healthcare in patients with disabilities, reproductive health inequities within minority populations, home births and midwives, and perinatal substance use.

Due to the legal restrictions in Oklahoma, we are taking extra measures this year 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. 


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.

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SNMA: SNMA (The Student National Medical Association) is a student-led organization that serves to support future and current students who identify as URM (Underrepresented Minority Medical Students). Our SNMA InterestGroup is committed to bridging the gap between patient and physician racial and ethnic representation, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes. We are hoping to achieve this by employing methods of advocacy, applicant mentorship, applicant workshops, pipeline programs, and partnerships.


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. 

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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.

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