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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: Access to Healthcare with Andrea Irwin

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Affordable Care Act and the organization Consumers for Affordable Health Care.
    b) The work being done to provide care and advocate for uninsured people.
    c) EACH Woman Act – public funding for abortion care.

    Guests:
    Andrea Irwin, Executive Director, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center
    Terry Marley-DeRosier, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors of College Students

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Dr. Caron has collected information on the sexual attitudes and behaviors of college students for the past 25 years. She discusses how she gathered her research and some of the key findings.
    b) Dr. Caron explains the impact abstinence only education has had on young adults.
    c) In the “Ask Mabel” segment we answer questions about menopause.

    Guests:
    Dr. Sandra Caron, University of Maine
    Terry Marley-DeRosier, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: About Mabel Wadsworth Center
    a) Discussion on the founding of Mabel Wadsworth Center and ideas for the future.
    b) In the “Ask Mabel” segment, we answer questions about pap tests.

    Guests:
    Phil Worden, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center
    Sharon Barker, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center
    Terry Marley-DeRosier,WHCNP, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by

    WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: Teaching Consent

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) How to talk about consent starting with young children.
    b) Breaking down gender stereotypes.
    c) How pop culture influences our understanding of consent.

    Guests:
    Brianna Bryant – Rape Response Service
    Terry Marley-DeRosier, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) This episode includes clips from a reader’s theater production called My Body, My Voice where women read other women’s experiences with reproductive coercion.
    b) Definition of reproductive coercion and what it looks like in women’s lives.
    c) What we can do about it!

    Guests:
    Catherine Kurr, Spruce Run – Womancare Alliance
    Terry Marley-DeRosier, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: The Childfree Choice

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is the difference between being childless and childfree?
    b) Myth busting the stereotypes of people who choose to not have children.
    c) Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)

    Guests:
    Dr. Amy Blackstone, University of Maine, werenothavingababy.com/
    Terry Marley-DeRosier, NP, Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health produced by WERU in collaboration with Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center – www.mabelwadsworth.org.

    Program Topic: Reproductive Justice

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Intersection of reproductive rights and racial justice.
    b) What is reproductive justice?
    c) Organizations mentioned:

    ACLU of Maine: www.aclumaine.org
    Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP): clpp.hampshire.edu
    Forward Together: www.forwardtogether.org
    Maine Family Planning: www.mainefamilyplanning.org
    Sister Song: www.sistersong.net

    Guests:
    Samaa Abdurraqib, Reproductive Freedom Organizer, ACLU of Maine

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  • Producer/Host: Abbie Strout

    Issue: Interviews with community members about the social and political issues that impact our sexual and reproductive health.

    Program Topic: Abortion Access in Northern Maine

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Mabel Wadsworth Center’s decision to provide abortion services
    b) The difference between medication and suction abortion
    c) Treats to personal safety when providing and advocating for abortion care

    Guests:
    A) Ruth Lockhart, Executive Director, Mabel Wadsworth Center
    B) Terry Marley-DeRosier

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