Dr Annabel Sowemimo
Dr Annabel Sowemimo is a doctor, activist, and writer. As well as being a Sexual & Reproductive Health Registrar in the NHS, she is co-director and founder of charity the Reproductive Justice Initiative (RJI) (formerly
Decolonising Contraception), which aims to address health inequalities and racial disparities. They have been shortlisted for numerous awards, winning grassroots organisation of the year at the 2020 Sexual Health Awards and a National LGBTQ Health Advisor award in 2022.
Within her specialty, she is interested in tackling Gender Based Violence and improving access for marginalised groups. She is a regular columnist for gal-dem, as well as a freelance writer, writing for The Independent, The
Guardian and numerous other publications.
As well as jointly hosting The Sex Agenda podcast, she is frequently
in demand for TV and radio.
Annabel is a part-time PhD candidate and Harold Moody Scholar at King’s College London, where her research focuses on the experiences of Black British women with fertility control methods. As well as writing for
mainstream publications, she has co-authored a number of academic publications.
Annabel firmly believes that healthcare should be about empowering people with knowledge to make informed choices about their bodies. She spends her spare time campaigning on reproductive justice, against NHS cuts and improving healthcare for marginalised groups.
Her first book Divided: Racism, Medicine and Why We Need to Decolonise Healthcare will be published by Profile Books/Wellcome Collection in April 2023.
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