Belly of the Beast
This three-hour long, self-paced course includes a full length documentary film, companion podcast and discussion guides covering the pattern of illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons.
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Member: $0.00
Non-Member: $75.00
Credit Offered
3 CME Credits
This course includes on-demand access to the film Belly of the Beast, an acclaimed documentary capturing the ongoing pattern of illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons, featuring intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people. Also included in this course is a podcast featuring expert panelists exploring the themes of the film and a discussion guide for the film, designed for use with clinicians-in-training. Learners can earn up to 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for completing all activities.

Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, researchers, social workers, health educators, and other healthcare professionals.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe systemic factors which contribute to the differential mistreatment and abuse of patients.
  2. Understand reproductive justice and reproductive autonomy as frameworks for identifying and mitigating abuse and mistreatment in medicine.
  3. Identify practical and immediate steps providers can take to address mistreatment, coercion, and abuse in their practice environments.
  4. Consider the role of education, activism, and advocacy within their own environments to expand opportunities for equitable, just treatment of patients.

Physicians: The Society of Family Planning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Family Planning designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 3.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Other Healthcare Professionals: All non-physician healthcare professionals who complete this accredited activity will receive a certificate documenting completion of the course and associated credit. Many societies and credentialing bodies accept accredited CME activities as long as the topic is relevant to the applicant’s field or discipline.

If you have doubts as to whether an activity will qualify for CE, contact us at or check with your accrediting body before taking this course.

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