Andréa Becker, PhD

Hi! I’m Andréa aka Dre. I’m a Mexican-American medical sociologist, researcher, and writer.

I’m currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco in the research program Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH).

I think and write about the way gender, culture, and race shape our experiences with healthcare with a special interest in reproductive health and technologies. I’m especially interested in “contested medical practices,” or elements of medicine culturally deemed controversial. The majority of my work focuses on abortion and contraception.

My forthcoming book project UNCHOOSABLE (NYU Press 2024) takes a feminist science and technology studies approach to hysterectomies. Drawing on 100 qualitative interviews with a racially and gender diverse sample, I use hysterectomy as a case to explore broader questions regarding inequality, healthcare, and the politics of reproduction.

Bylines include The New York Times, Slate, The Washington Post, Vox, and more. You’ll find a selection of my work here. I’m available for new assignment and media inquiries.

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