Who Controls Women’s Health?: A Century of Struggle
Free! Join the Museum of the City of New York and the New York Academy of Medicine for a series of three talks examining key battles over women’s ability to control their bodies, health choices, and fertility. Developed with support from Humanities New York.
Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC
Tuesday, August 22, 6:30 pm at the New York Academy of Medicine
Medical writer Randi Hutter Epstein explores how turn-of-the-century doctors, medical charlatans, and feminist activists saved women’s lives during childbirth prior to the advent of antibiotics.
On the Front Lines of Reproductive Rights
Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York
Faye Wattleton, former President of Planned Parenthood, shares her experience on the front lines of national debate over sex education, contraception, and abortion.
More than Medicine: Social Justice and Feminist Movements for Health
Thursday, October 5, 6:30 pm at the New York Academy of Medicine
Jennifer Nelson examines the launch of the women’s health movement and its connections to the present day.
Free, RSVP encouraged.