The Reproductive Justice Story Project is an independent grassroots organization founded in 2017, directly motivated by negative patient experiences in Ontario, grounded in the knowledge that informed decision-making, patient autonomy, and consensual trauma-informed care are reproductive justice issues.
We exist to bring attention specifically to mistreatment and abuse within our healthcare system as a result of a culture that is not always patient-centred and does not always prioritize informed decision-making and consent.
We’re using our platform to speak up about disrespectful and abusive care during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, and while accessing other forms of reproductive healthcare, in an attempt to hold harmful systems accountable and influence change across the province.
If you have a personal story to share about reproductive healthcare you've experienced in recent years, consider sharing it for our Community Story Blog.
Our next planned initiative, an Ontario-wide birth trauma survey, is currently in the works. The results of our independent St. Joe's Toronto Family Birthing Centre patient feedback survey are coming very soon. Stay tuned for updates!
content note: the community story blog contains difficult subject matter that may be triggering for some readers. please practice self-care while reading