Jennifer Block has been a journalist for fifteen years. She writes frequently about women, health, and power.
Her work has appeared in Time, Newsweek/Daily Beast, The Village Voice, Babble, ELLE, Pacific Standard, The Baffler, and many other publications. Her investigative pieces have tackled police harassment of street prostitutes, the ethics of "gestational" surrogacy, abortion tourism, and pharmaceutical companies' influence on medicine.
A former editor at Ms. magazine, Jennifer was also a senior editor at the short-lived but well-loved sustainable lifestyle magazine Plenty. There she wrote about human composting, the international bicycle protest Critical Mass, and the raw-food diet.
Since the publication of Pushed, she writes and speaks frequently on maternity care issues. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.