Dr. Gabrielle Jamela Hosein
Diary of a Mothering Worker
Apr 24, 2019
THERE ARE women in every neighbourhood in TT who have terminated a pregnancy at least once. From here, our support to current efforts to decriminalise abortion in Jamaica should be clear.
In TT, women can risk jail and pay for a private medical procedure. If they cannot pay, or because poverty, age, lack of information and partner violence prevented them from being supported enough in this life decision, they could end up in hospital with various harms caused from unsafe options, as more than 2,000 women do here every year.
Concern over illegal sale of abortion drug
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Abortion is illegal in T&T under the Offences Against The Person Act. The law states that a pregnant woman who "with intent to procure her own miscarriage, unlawfully administers to herself any poison or other noxious thing or unlawfully uses any instrument or other means whatsoever with the like intent is liable to four years in prison."
Continued at Source: Guardian Media: http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2017-09-04/concern-over-illegal-sale-abortion-drug
A New ‘Pum Pum Palitix’: Carnival and the Sex Education the Caribbean Needs
Mar 1, 2017
Bianca Campbell & Samantha Daley
Carnival is about body positivity and resistance. But we need that freedom of physical expression all year long—and in school curricula and the broader culture.
Bright colors, glorious headpieces, glitter. Steel drums and xylophones. As people with Caribbean roots, we feel our chests swell with pride and our hips begin to sway immediately when we think of Carnival (which ended yesterday) and the ancestral rhythms of island cultures from Trinidad to Jamaica.
The costumes are sexy, sassy, and everything we aspired to be as Caribbean-American preteens. We fawned over Carnival outfits like many tweens do for their future prom gowns. The feathers, the strings, and the beads became our markers of someone no longer a child, but a grown individual who could finally do grown things: show off your body, stay up late, drink, wine the night away, and of course have sex. Without a doubt, Carnival is about ownership of our bodies, about an annual recommitment to our sexuality and broader sense of liberation.
Continued at source: https://rewire.news/article/2017/03/01/new-pum-pum-palitix-carnival-sex-education-caribbean-needs/