13 September 2022
On today’s episode, we are going to discuss access to sterilization for those who choose not to have children, and the obstacles and discrimination they face, around personal agency and choice. Our guest today is Dr. Elizabeth Hintz, who has done extensive research on this topic. We will examine the extreme differences in access to permanent contraception by those who can become pregnant and those seeking vasectomies, and discuss how the post Roe v Wade (Dobbs) ruling continues to impact access to sterilization, while a rise in vasectomies has been notable. Dr. Hintz’s expertise in the field of communication brings a unique and much needed perspective to the ongoing social confrontations and communication challenges experienced by those who do not have children, and in particular, those who are childfree. Tune in for this educational, resource-filled episode!
Dr. Elizabeth Hintz
Elizabeth Hintz (Ph.D. University of South Florida) is an Assistant Professor of Health Communication at the University of Connecticut. Elizabeth’s research examines how individuals managing complex, stigmatized, and poorly understood health conditions navigate challenging conversations with partners, family members, and medical providers. Her work can be found more than a dozen peer-reviewed academic journals. She has received numerous top paper, teaching, and research awards such as the Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Franklin H. Knower Award, and Arthur P. Bochner Award for Outstanding Achievement in Doctoral Studies, among others.
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Learn more about Dr. Hintz and her research here.