Advanced ANTE UP! SAR: Abortion

Advanced ANTE UP! SAR: Abortion

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$195 – $395

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A virtual 2-day intensive for practicing and emerging sexuality professionals.

About this event

Bianca Laureano, PhD, MA, CSES and Jini Tanenhaus, PA-C, MA, are a dynamic team and the co-presenters for this intensive, two-day training for practicing and emerging sexuality professionals.

As professionals in the sexuality field it is rare for us to experience training on abortion unless we seek such training. A focus on pregnancy and sexuality is common in our training which leaves gaps of information, how to offer support, education, understanding of therapeutic interventions, and identifying our own biases regarding abortion. This SAR is created for those supporting pregnant people seeking abortion services who wish to go deeper into their own perceptions, biases, knowledge, areas of growth and expansion. Discussions and images of pregnancy, medical tools and procedures, medications, state and federal laws, anti-abortion rehetoric, violence, and praxis may be included. Participants are individually contacted to confirm participation. This SAR is presented using reproductive and disability justice frameworks.

The Advanced ANTE UP! SAR: Abortion is vital because we will be guided by the goals of liberation with a focus on racial, reproductive, disability, gender, and media justice.

The investment for this professional development training, a requirement for AASECT certification, is only $395.

Send your questions to Bianca at

Bianca uses Dr / ella / she pronouns and Jini uses she / her pronouns. Their bios are below in FAQ.


AASECT has approved virtual SAR. This SAR is a virtual SAR and all activities will be online on a secure virtual platform. Please contact us if you have questions or require ASL or BSL and any other access needs you may have. Access information is below in the FAQ.

The proposed outline for the 2 days Friday September 23 & Saturday September 24, 202`2 is as follows, time is in PT:

  • 9:00am -10:30am:: 1.5 hours of topics and activities
  • 10:30am-10:45am:: 15 min break no CEs
  • 10:45am - 12:15pm:: 1.5 hours of topics and activities
  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm:: 15 min break no CEs
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm:: 1 hour of topics and activities
  • 5 hours of instruction per day x 2 days =10 hours for SAR.

This program meets the requirements for the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselor, and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 10 CEs that can be used toward obtaining or maintaining AASECT certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the SAR?

Yes! Each participant must be 18 years old to participate.

What can I bring into the SAR?

The SAR is virtual and we know participants may be at home or as alone as possible in their offices. Please do what you need to be present. This is a childfree event and we welcome chest feeding parents to feed their children as needed. All meals may be eaten during the SAR or during breaks. Take any medication you need.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Bianca at

What's the refund policy?

Full refund for those who paid in full upfront.

Partial refund less the deposit for all payment plans.

Only a 50% refund within 30 days of the event for all ticket types.

Accessibility Information

All videos will have English subtitles or transcripts, font size on powerpoint will be 24+, we will read aloud what is posted in the chat box on the zoom platform, closed captions will be on, and we are guided by disability justice principles. Please contact Bianca to confirm your needs are supported and honored at Image above is of defocused specks on blurred surface with mostly greys then oranges, reds, and some light colors. Photo by Ave Calvar Martinez.

What is a SAR?

Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) is a very clinical way of describing a professional development experience focused on sexuality topics. When done with compassion and intention, a SAR is an extensive sexuality training and workshop for individuals who support clients in various ways in their work.

SARs are not only for people in the sexuality field, they are for all of us! If you work with people in a therapeutic, healthcare, educational, social service, support, or adjacent environment, you need a SAR. When done with an interdisciplinary approach, a SAR allows each participant the opportunity to examine their own personal beliefs, understand how those beliefs inform their work and identify areas in which they need to develop more cultural competence.

The ANTE UP! SAR is an experience unlike any other SAR or any other professional development experience. Moving beyond common practices and attempts of inclusion and diversity, the ANTE UP! SAR combines racial justice, disability justice, reproductive justice frameworks and practice with tools for self-analysis and embodiment. Participants are welcome to bring their full selves into a learning and an unlearning space. Our intention is to make connections, be challenged, expand, and go all-in for collective and individual liberation and freedom. In other words, ANTE UP!

The world we have inherited is not the same one that we were trained in to do this work. It’s a different world for each of us and there is an urgency to make crucial decisions about the practice we have connected with and caring for other human beings.

The ANTE UP! SAR requires each of us to go all in and not half step when doing this work—it is for community members who are ready for a next-level experience of un/learning. We will explore how to identify how -isms may still manifest and unlearning as a lifelong practice. This SAR is a unique space to be honest about our feelings, where they are held in our bodies, and how they show up for us. It will help you identify internalized societal norms, challenge language and stigma, become more reflexive, understand your boundaries—as human beings and professionals—and communicate them more effectively. In all the work we do, we make decisions that have consequences, and this SAR will allow you to clarify your own path, grounded in your ethics and values, and step up to the challenge of facilitating more healing, resilience, and autonomy for the communities you serve.

Where does my money go?

When you pay for your ticket $395, 100% of event fee, goes directly to Bianca and Jini. There is a small fee from Eventbrite to manage ticket sales. This is an event and training that is by and supporting a fat disabled LatiNegra Puerto Rican femme sexologist (Bianca) and a queer healer and radical elder (Jini)! This is economic justice.

Who are the facilitators?

Bianca I Laureano, PhD, MA2, CSE, CSES (Dr / she / ella)

Bianca I Laureano is an award-winning educator, curriculum writer, and sexologist. She is a co-foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN) and ANTE UP! a virtual freedom school offering professional development training and certification. She has written several curricula and the sexual and reproductive justice discussion guide for the NYC Department of Health published in 2018, and lead the curriculum development for the Netflix film Crip Camp which is rooted in disability justice principles. She is an AASECT certified sexuality educator, abortion doula, and supervisor and in May 2020 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the California Institute for Integral Studies for her work in expanding the US sexuality field. Find out more about Bianca at her website and about ANTE UP! at

Jini Tanenhaus, PA-C, MA (she / her)

Jini Tanenhaus has been an Physician Assistant (PA) for over 40 years and for the majority of her career has been working in the area of women’s health with a focus on reproductive and sexual health. Her work includes providing women with information, counseling, and services for pregnancy termination. In addition, she has extensively provided professional training and presentations in this field. She received the National Abortion Federation’s Clinicans for Choice Leadership Award in 2014 for her work. After years of working in traditional medicine, she decided that she wanted to be with clients in a different way. That led her to study Brennan Healing Science and become an energy healer. She trained and worked with The Doula Project as an abortion doula, and has also trained as an end of life doula. Jini also completed her training in a non-dual integrated healing modality based on the kabbalah at A Society of Souls and incorporates this modality into her work as well. She is currently training to become a Certified Medical Intuitive. In addition to being a healer and medical provider Jini is an artist and her artwork may be viewed at her website

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