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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 in each episode that influences our sexual and reproductive health. Topics include 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!

  1. Why the Courts Matter: an Update with Eliza Townsend

    Just over a year ago, we interviewed the executive director of the Maine Women’s Lobby, Eliza Townsend, about why the federal courts matter and how they impact our daily lives. She highlighted the power a president holds in regards to their nominations and the impact of their appointments. A lot has changed since November 2016… read more…

  2. Women in Leadership with Councilor Sarah Nichols

    With Election Day just around the corner, on this episode, we are talking about women in leadership and the importance of voting. Here with me today is Bangor City Councilor Sarah Nichols. After successfully completing the Emerge Maine training program for Democratic women candidates, Sarah was elected for the first time to public office after… read more…

  3. Women and the University of Maine with Sharon Barker

    On this episode, we talk with Sharon Barker, co-founder of Mabel Wadsworth Center and former director of the University of Maine’s Women’s Resource Center. Shortly after Sharon retired from the University of Maine, the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) abruptly closed. Due to committed student activists, the WRC has reopened without a director or a budget…. read more…

  4. Communities Need Clinics with Andrea Irwin

    On this episode of Reproductive Left, our executive director, Andrea Irwin, joins us to discuss a new report by the Abortion Care Network titled: “Communities Need Clinics. She explains the importance of independent abortion care providers in communities across the United States and highlight what makes Mabel Wadsworth Center unique. We also discuss Medicaid expansion… read more…

  5. 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…

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