Reproductive Left

Frank, honest, and accurate information on sexual and reproductive health from local Maine experts. Reproductive Left, hosted by Abbie Strout, tackles a different topic each month that influences our sexual and reproductive health. Previous topics have included abortion stigma, the choice to be childfree, reproductive coercion, and sex-positive feminism. The show ends with “Ask Mabel,” where Terry Marley-DeRosier, WHNP or Lindsey Piper, WHNP answer sexual and reproductive health questions! Do you have a question for “Ask Mabel”? Please send us it! Produced in collaboration by WERU-FM and Mabel Wadsworth Center. New episodes the first Tuesday of each month.

  1. LGBTQ Health Q & A with Lindsey Piper, WHNP

    On June 22, 2017, we hosted a Bangor Pride Week event which included lunch, networking, and the opportunity to learn more about the services Mabel Wadsworth Center offers for the LGBTQ+ community. We were thrilled to open our doors during Pride to give our community the chance to see our center and to meet our… read more…

  2. Sexual Assault Prevention on Campus with Arianna Sessoms

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On this episode, we speak with Arianna Sessoms, a graduate student who works at the Office of Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention at the University of Maine. We discuss the services they offer students at UMaine and the education programming. Lindsey Piper, WHNP, joins us for the “Ask Mabel”… read more…

  3. Who Are Independent Abortion Providers with Jennifer Thibodeau

    March 10th was Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, to recognize this important day, Jennifer Thibodeau from the Abortion Care Network joins us on this episode. We discuss what it means to be an independent abortion provider, like Mabel Wadsworth Center, and we explore the challenges we face as a movement. We switch things up a bit… read more…

  4. What is a Healthy Relationship with Alex Patel, LMFT

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we decided this was a good month to discuss healthy relationships. Joining us on this episode is Alex Patel, a local Marriage and Families Therapist, with 20 years of experience. We explore what it means to be in a healthy relationship, what to do when conflict occurs, she… read more…

  5. Happy New Year with host Abbie Strout

    We hope you all had a great holiday season and New Year’s celebration. For the first episode of 2017, Andrea Irwin, executive director of Mabel Wadsworth Center, guest hosts to give our listeners a chance to get to know your host Abbie Strout. On this episode, Abbie discusses how she got involved in reproductive rights… read more…

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