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Histories of Reproductive Health and Activism
30th August, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
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 30th August, 6pm to 7pm
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 30th August, Professor Wendy Kline (Purdue) will be speaking on: The Politics of Place: Joseph DeLee, Home Birth, and the Rise of Modern Obstetrics.
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 will 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 9th August, when 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.
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.