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53 UC Davis L. Rev. 1 (2019-2020)
Menstrual Justice

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                     Menstrual Justice

                           Margaret   E. Johnson*

  Menstrual   injustice is the  oppression  of menstruators,   women,   girls,
transgender  men   and  boys, and  nonbinary  persons,  simply  because  they

      Copyright @ 2019 Margaret E. Johnson. Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center
on Applied Feminism, Director, Bronfein Family Law Clinic, University of Baltimore
School of Law. My clinic students and I have worked with the Reproductive justice
Coalition on legislative advocacy for reproductive health care policies and free access to
menstrual products for incarcerated persons since fall 2016. In 2018, two bills became
law in Maryland requiring reproductive health care policies in the correctional facilities
as well as free access to products. Maryland HB 787/SB629 (reproductive health care
policies) and HB 797/SB 598 (menstrual products). I want to thank the Coalition
members  and  my students who  worked so hard on  these important laws and are
currently working on their implementation and continued reforms. I also want to thank
the following persons who reviewed and provided important feedback on drafts and
presentations of this Article: Professors Michele Gilman, Shanta Trivedi, Virginia
Rowthorn, Nadia Sam-Agudu, MD,  Audrey McFarlane, Lauren Bartlett, Carolyn Grose,
Claire Donohue, Phyllis Goldfarb, Tanya Cooper, Sherley Cruz, Naomi Mann, Dr. Nadia
Sam-Agudu,  Marcia Zug, Courtney Cross, and Sabrina Balgamwalla. I want to thank
Amy  Fettig for alerting me to the breadth of this issue. I also want to thank Bridget
Crawford, Marcy Karin, Laura Strausfeld, and Emily Gold Waldman for collaborating
and thinking about issues relating to periods and menstruation. And I am indebted to
Max Johnson-Fraidin for his insight into the various critical legal theories discussed in
this Article and Maya Johnson-Fraidin for her work on menstrual justice legislative
advocacy. Special thanks to my husband  Professor Matthew Fraidin for not only
reviewing drafts and engaging in menstrual justice discussions, but most importantly
for his always present support. I also want to thank my research assistant Jennifer
Mahan  for her always excellent research and Law Librarian Bijal Shah, and Law Library
Director Adeen Postar for their research support. Thanks as well to the UC Davis Law
Review staff, especially Editor in ChiefJessica Gillotte and Senior Articles Editor Rachel


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