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A conversation with Dr. Christine Henneberg on the blurred lines between abortion, motherhood, and choice

April 13, 5:00 pm6:00 pm PDT

Speaker: Dr. Christine Henneberg

At this special PHAA event, physician-writer and Berkeley Public Health alumna Christine Henneberg will read from her recent memoir, Boundless: An Abortion Doctor Becomes a Mother and discuss her work as an abortion provider before and after the Supreme Court decision that overturned the right to abortion in America.

Christine Henneberg, MD, MS, is a family physician and a graduate of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. Before training in medicine, she received her BA in English (magna cum laude) from Pomona College, where she was also awarded the Dole-Kinney Prize in Creative Writing. Her writing on abortion has appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Boston Review, Slate, The Point, The Millions, and elsewhere. Her memoir, Boundless: An Abortion Doctor Becomes a Mother, has been called “engaging, thoughtful, and tragically timely.” She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and their two young children.

Moderator: Prachi Priyam, MD MPH (she/they) was born in India and raised in the San Francisco East Bay. She first trained in anthropology and public health before turning towards clinical medicine. These initial years of work on health care access for homeless communities in New Delhi, India and then in Philadelphia, PA solidified her interest in family and community medicine. She serves as a National Working Group member for White Coats for Black Lives and has prioritized engagement with local community organizing in each of the places she has lived and worked. She aims to always practice abolitionist, anti-racist, and decolonial medicine, bringing these perspectives into her work as both a hospitalist and as a reproductive justice-centered abortion provider.

Prachi completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University. She holds an MPH in Global Health and Population & Family Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, attended Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson University for her MD, and completed her family medicine residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, CA.

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Event Contact: aliciaslater@berkeley.edu, 510-831-4081
Access Coordinator: Alicia Slater, aliciaslater@berkeley.edu, 510-831-4081


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