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Histories of Reproductive Health and Activism

9th August, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


A series of talks by International experts from Yale, Purdue and Strathclyde Universities examining the complex history of reproductive rights activism and the role of women in shaping reproductive healthcare in the past.

Histories of Reproductive Health and Right Activism, Thursday 9th August, 6pm to 7pm

Illustration from Sister newspaper of the Los Angeles Women’s Center, July, 1973 Credit: C Clement

What have been the challenges faced by women in accessing reproductive rights? How have these been overcome? What has been the contribution of the feminist movement to women’s healthcare and reproductive health experiences internationally?

On Thursday 9th August, Dr Laura Kelly (Strathclyde) will be speaking on: “We shall not conceive”:  the feminist campaign for free, safe and legal contraception in Ireland, c.1971-81.

The lecture series has been organised by the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare, University of Strathclyde, in collaboration with the Glasgow Women’s Library.

Talks also take place on Tuesday 17th July, when Professor Naomi Rogers (Yale) will give a talk on: Taking women’s medicine back into our own capable hands: Feminist Activism and American Medicine, 1945 to the Present; and on Thursday 30th August, when Professor Wendy Kline (Purdue) will be speaking on: The Politics of Place: Joseph DeLee, Home Birth, and the Rise of Modern Obstetrics.

Due to high demand, we have released more tickets for this talk.


This talk is open to all and free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.


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9th August, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267