Tag: reproductive rights

Eden Almasude Eden Almasude (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Minnesota Medical School


Eden Almasude serves as one of the co-chairs of the Physicians for Human Rights Student Advisory Board. As an Amazigh American medical student, Eden has focused her efforts on cultural and linguistic rights issues facing the Amazigh people, the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. Eden has an M.A. in African Studies and is currently in her third year at the University of Minnesota Medical School.




The 17: What Happens When Abortion is Criminalized Without Exception?

In El Salvador, 17 women imprisoned after experiencing miscarriages or stillbirths began a campaign against reproductive injustice. “The 17” were sentenced for up to 40 years in prison for miscarriages or complications during delivery, after being convicted of attempted or aggravated homicide. This was the outcome of a total ban on abortion: young, often unmarried, women of lower socioeconomic status are suspected of inducing illegal abortion when experiencing emergent obstetric complications. Stigma and misogyny play into the result, in which a woman’s health during pregnancy is viewed with distrust.

Eden Almasude Eden Almasude (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Minnesota Medical School


Eden Almasude serves as one of the co-chairs of the Physicians for Human Rights Student Advisory Board. As an Amazigh American medical student, Eden has focused her efforts on cultural and linguistic rights issues facing the Amazigh people, the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. Eden has an M.A. in African Studies and is currently in her third year at the University of Minnesota Medical School.