Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work; University of Toronto

Assistant Professor

My experiences in family planning policy and community organizing prompted my commitment to an academic career in social work research and reproductive justice advocacy. My scholarship focuses on improving family planning access, education, and outcomes among youth experiencing homelessness, child welfare involved youth, and LGBTQ2S youth. Although such populations face nuanced and myriad challenges, my work with and alongside these youth is boundlessly inspired by their resilience, creativity, and unique capacities to transcend their lived experiences of oppression and marginalization. -Dr. Stephanie Begun 2016 Society of Family Planning Research Grantee Assistant Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto