The Reproductive Justice Story Project

Share Your Story

The Community Story Blog is welcoming your stories of birth trauma, obstetric or gynaecological mistreatment, pregnancy & infant loss, abortion, fertility care, permanent contraception, and other forms of reproductive healthcare.

The purpose of the blog is to start a conversation about mistreatment and abuse in reproductive healthcare by providing a space for stories to be widely shared that might not otherwise have a platform, with an end goal of influencing change across the province. 

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the project.

Feel free to share as much or as little as you are comfortable sharing. It doesn't have to be long (but it can be!) and it doesn't have to be perfect - just tell your story in your own words! 

Contact us anytime if you have questions or would like support getting started. If you'd prefer not to use the submission form, email submissions directly to

Submit Your Story

(please provide a name, nickname, or letter that you'd like to go by)
name of hospital/facility/clinic + town or city in Ontario
be as specific as you'd like (ie: "January 12, 2018", "Autumn 2015", "2011", etc)
share your story
•how did your experience affect you in the moment and long-term? (physically, mentally, emotionally?) •what thoughts or feelings come up now when you look back on your experience?
were there other factors you'd like to disclose that contributed to your experience? (for example, your age, race or ethnicity, appearance, body size, marital status, family structure, sexuality, disability, gender expression or presentation, education, occupation, chronic health condition, mental health or trauma history, or other factors)
ie: did you write a letter of complaint, file a formal complaint with professional college, contact patient relations, etc.? if so, what was the response?
is there anything else you'd like to include in your blog entry?
Consent *
do you give consent for your story to be published on our community story blog and shared publicly?

We acknowledge that it may be difficult or even traumatizing to recall these experiences. We hope that speaking out about what happened can be a tool for healing and change!

Please practice self-care and see our list of resources in the menu. If you need immediate assistance, call The Ontario Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600 or TRCC 416-597-8808

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content note: these stories contain difficult subject matter that may be troubling to some readers.
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