The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, in partnership with Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, invites you to join us for “Battling Misinformation and Disinformation: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Digital Age” on Thursday, January 25th at 9:00am PST/6:00pm CET. 

 

Technology, social media, and digital health interventions have the potential to play positive and transformative roles in addressing health-related inequalities. This is possible despite the distinct geographic, economic, and social gaps in design and access to these technologies, including because of gender, disability, race and other factors critical to health and well-being. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights. Increasingly, digital spaces are rife with misinformation and disinformation, intersecting closely with barriers in access to/control over technology, digital literacy, and online safety. This one-hour virtual event will bring together key actors to discuss how information, misinformation and disinformation in our current digital age impact sexual and reproductive health and rights, with a particular focus on sexuality education, contraception and abortion. Panelists will discuss strategies to address these challenges and to ensure that the transformative potential of technology can reach those who need it most, and support agency, bodily autonomy and decision-making for all individuals.

 

The dialogue will be moderated by IIGH Director Sofia Gruskin.

 

Please join us on Thursday, January 25th at 9:00am PST/6:00pm CET.

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