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.
A Sample of Past Episodes
On this episode, we make a big announcement regarding the future of Reproductive Left and air a mix-up of past interviews. This gives you a taste of what you can find in the Reproductive Left archives.
Domestic Violence Prevention with Regina Rooney
On this episode, we talk with Regina Rooney, the education and communication director at the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. Regina discusses the role of the coalition in the state of Maine and describes the work of their member organizations. We explore topics like domestic violence within LGBTQ communities, how partner abuse can look… read more…
How to Heal After Sexual Assault with Gail Foss, RN, LADC
In this episode, we are discussing the #metoo movement from the perspective of healing. With us is Gail Foss, RN and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, we talk about how she helps women and men heal after experiencing sexual violence. In the interview, Gail opens up about her own experience and tells us a little bit… read more…
Providing Abortion Care with Dr. Jamila Perritt
On January 18, 2018, we had the privilege of hosting Jamila Perritt MD MPH FACOG for our annual Roe v. Wade celebration. She spoke about her experience as an abortion provider, shared her story along with stories of the women she takes care of and highlighted why reproductive justice is what we all need to… read more…
Paid Leave and Childcare with Kathy Kilrain del Rio
As we begin this new year, we thought it was important to host an episode that focuses on two topics that are central to women’s equality and reproductive justice: paid leave and childcare. Joining us for this episode is Kathy Kilrain del Rio the director of program and development at the Maine Women’s Lobby. We’ve… read more…