Who Controls Women’s Health? A Century of Struggle.Three Part Series NYAM

Join us for a free three-part series examining key battles over women’s ability to control their bodies, health choices, and fertility: Who Controls Women’s Health? A Century of Struggle.
Get Me Out: Childbirth in Early 20th Century NYC
Tuesday, August 22 – 6:30 PM at the Academy
Medical writer and historian Randi Hutter Epstein explores how turn-of-the-century doctors, medical charlatans, and feminist activists clashed over ways to save women’s lives​ women’s lives during childbirth prior to the advent of antibiotics.
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On the Front Lines of Reproductive Rights
Wednesday, September 12 – 6:30 PM at the Museum of the City of New York
Faye Wattleton, author and former President of Planned Parenthood, shares her experience on the front lines of national debate over sex education, contraception, and abortion in conversation with Gender and Women’s Studies scholar Marcela Micucci.
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More than Medicine: Social Justice and Feminist Movements for Health
Thursday, October 5 – 6:30 PM at the Academy
Historian Jennifer Nelson examines the launch of the women’s health movement and its connections to broader civil rights movements from the 1960s and the present day.
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Presented in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and supported by a grant from the Humanities New York​. All events are free, with RSVP encouraged. Join the conversation with @nyamhistory online using #NY4Suffrage and #womenshealth.
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