Citizen meeting about the IUD case
The research team behind the study of the IUD case invites you to citizens' meetings in Nuuk and Odense.
Everyone is welcome - and the citizens' meetings can also be followed online.
The citizens' meetings take place here:
- At Ilisimatusarfik in Nuuk, 7 September 2023 at 16.15 - 19.15
- At University of Southern Denmark in Odense, 27 September 2023 at 18.00 - 21.00
At the citizens' meetings, the research team will talk about the work on the independent study of the IUD case - and the other contraceptive practices in Greenland and at continuation schools in Denmark with Greenlandic students in the years from 1960 through 1991.
Afterwards, it is possible to ask questions.
- Tenna Jensen, head of Ilisimatusarfik's centre for Arctic welfare and senior researcher at the Center for Public Health in Greenland, University of Southern Denmark (head of the research team)
- Bonnie Jensen, assistant professor at Ilisimatusarfik
- Gitte Adler Reimer, rector at Ilisimatusarfik
- Inge Høst Seiding, head of institute at Ilisimatusarfik
- Ingelise Olesen, research coordinator at Ilisimatusarfik
- Janne Rothmar Herrmann, professor at University of Copenhagen
- Kirsten Nystrup, special consultant at the Center for Public Health in Greenland, University of Southern Denmark
- Maja Christiansen, special consultant at the Center for Public Health in Greenland, University of Southern Denmark
- Mette Seidelin, senior researcher, Danish National Archives
- Naja Carina Steenholdt, researcher at the Center for Public Health in Greenland, University of Southern Denmark
- A scientific assistant who is hired at Ilisimatusarfik when the study has begun
- The historical context of the contraceptive practice that began in the 1960s.
- The decision-making process leading up to the initiative to introduce the use of IUDs and other contraceptive methods.
- The concrete implementation in Greenland and for Greenlandic girls enrolled in continuation schools in Denmark.
- How the Greenlandic girls and women have experienced the process through the collection of witness accounts.
- The legal, administrative and healthcare basis at the time for IUD insertion and other contraceptive practices in the country and for students at continuation schools in Denmark during the period.
It will not be possible to submit a personal statement at the citizens' meetings.
Personal statements can be submitted to the research team in the fall when the collection of statements begins.
If you wish to submit your statement now, you can, as before, submit it to the National Medical Board. You can do this by submitting the statement as a health professional complaint via sullissivik.gl - or by contacting the National Medical Board directly by e-mail at [email protected] or by regular mail to:
National Medical Board (Landslægeembedet)
P.O. Box 120
The study is expected to be completed by the end of May 2025.
For further information - contact the head of the research team Tenna Jensen at [email protected].