Author: Meghana Kudrimoti

Meghana Kudrimoti Meghana Kudrimoti (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

The Ohio State University College of Medicine


Meghana is a second-year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, class of 2023. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Kentucky with Bachelors of Science in political science and biology. She enjoys visiting art museums and discovering new music in her free time. After graduating medical school, Meghana would like to pursue a career in reproductive and abortion healthcare.




The “Problem” with Politics and Medicine

In 2018, a patient filed a complaint against a medical student for wearing a “Black Lives Matter” pin on her white coat. When the student reached out to her school’s administration, she received this response: “It is best to not raise barriers in the way we present ourselves…Some of your political pins may offend some people, and it is probably best not to wear them on your white coat or while you are working in a professional role.”

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.

Meghana Kudrimoti Meghana Kudrimoti (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

The Ohio State University College of Medicine


Meghana is a second-year medical student at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, class of 2023. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Kentucky with Bachelors of Science in political science and biology. She enjoys visiting art museums and discovering new music in her free time. After graduating medical school, Meghana would like to pursue a career in reproductive and abortion healthcare.