Dr Annabel Sowemimo

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Dr Annabel Sowemimo is a Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH) trainee and founder of community based organisation – Decolonising Contraception (DC). Her interests include tackling Gender Based Violence and improving SRH access for marginalised groups. She is a regular columnist for gal-dem and freelance journalist. She is a part-time PhD candidate and Harold Moody Scholar at King’s College London with her research focusing on the historical experiences of Black British women and fertility control methods. She is also a trustee for Medact Charity.

DC is a community organisation formed by Black & people of colour (BPOC) working within SRH who wish to address the colonial history of SRH. DC is about understanding how history, race and culture impact marginalised populations and shape our experiences of health care.

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. She is currently writing her first book set to be released in 2022.

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