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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 air on WERU-FM (99.9 Bangor, 89.9 Blue Hill) the first Wednesday of each month at 4:30 pm.

  1. The Landscape of Reproductive Health in Ghana with Midwife, Victoria Yeboah

    In this episode, we had the opportunity to interview Victoria Yeboah, a young African leader with the Mandela Washington Fellowship. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. It started in 2014 and… read more…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

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