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. Health Equity with Maggie Campbell

    On this episode, Maggie Campbell, the director of communications and development at the Health Equity Alliance, joins us to discuss World AIDS Day. Maggie talks with us about how stigma impacts people with HIV/AIDS, the harm reduction philosophy of HEAL, and provides prevention tips. Since the election, we have noticed an increase of interest in… read more…

  2. Why the Courts Matter with Eliza Townsend

    On this episode, we speak with Eliza Townsend, executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby. With the election right around the corner, we discussed the importance of the federal courts and how they impact our lives. Don’t forget to vote on November 8th! We end with “Ask Mabel” where Lindsey Piper, WHNP, answers questions about… read more…

  3. What is Reproductive Coercion with Catherine Kurr

    This episode is from April 2015. Reproductive Coercion affects millions of women yet it is something we do not often hear about. In this interview, we talk with Catherine Kurr from Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance to gain a better understanding of this type of control. Included in this episode are clips from the reader’s theater performance,… read more…

  4. The Fight for Birth Control with Bundy Boit

    On today’s episode local writer, pianist, and composer, Bundy Boit, joins us to talk about her most recent play. It is titled: An Inner Voice and is about Margaret Sanger’s fight, in the 20th century, for access to birth control information for all women. Bundy has published short stories and essays in diverse anthologies and… read more…

  5. The Burden is Undue with Andrea Irwin, JD

    In June, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Whole Woman’s Health in the biggest abortion case in decades. On this episode, Andrea Irwin, executive director of Mabel Wadsworth Center, helps us understand what the ruling means and what implications it has for the future. In our “Ask Mabel” segment, Lindsey Piper, WHNP answers questions… read more…

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