Author: Candise Johnson

Candise Johnson Candise Johnson (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Mississippi Medical Center


Candise is a fourth year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS class of 2021. In 2012, she graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and in 2016 she graduated from Mississippi College with a Master of Science in medical sciences. She enjoys spending time with her son and fiancé and organizing events. Candise is applying to radiology residency programs in anticipation of her upcoming graduation.




Forced Hysterectomies in ICE Detention Centers: A Continuation of Our Country’s Sordid History of Reproduction Control.

This unrest reached a high point in September, when nurse Dawn Wooten filed a formal complaint against Dr. Mahendra Amin, a Georgia physician working at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center, who she claims performed mass hysterectomies on detained immigrant women without consent. While the country reacted in shock, the reality is that coerced sterilization against communities of color is not new. The United States has a shameful history of exploiting Black and brown women’s bodies as part of a larger objective for population control rooted in white supremacy — and the medical field is partly to blame.

Candise Johnson Candise Johnson (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Mississippi Medical Center


Candise is a fourth year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS class of 2021. In 2012, she graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences and in 2016 she graduated from Mississippi College with a Master of Science in medical sciences. She enjoys spending time with her son and fiancé and organizing events. Candise is applying to radiology residency programs in anticipation of her upcoming graduation.