Archives for Women’s Health

Maine Currents 10/19/16

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

“Rights At Risk” panel discussion featuring Andrea Irwin, JD, Executive Director of Mabel Wadsworth Center and Eliza Townsend, Executive Director of the Maine Women’s Lobby, discussing the impacts of court decisions on women’s reproductive rights here in Maine and across the country. Judy Kahrl of Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights facilitated. Recorded at the Bangor Public Library on September 29th, 2016.

We also have a report on Friday’s announcement that a mining company’s lawsuit against the country of El Salvador was dismissed after 7 years of struggle.


Healthy Options 6/5/13

Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Women’s Health
Key Discussion Points:
a) How does the National Women’s Health Network get the facts about medications and treatment protocols marketed to women?
b) What are the studies showing the long term effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)?
c) Why should women think twice before taking HRT?
d) How often should women have pap smears?
e) How often should women have mammograms, and what are the safety issues for mammograms?
f) Should women take calcium supplements? What are the issues with medication and bone density?
g) What sorts of questions should women ask their health care providers before taking new medications or agreeing to any procedures?

Cynthia Pearson, Executive Director of the National Women’s Health Network

Related websites of interest:
NWHN 10 minute video:
National Breast Cancer Coalition link:
Article on the origin of NWHN & the history of the feminist health movement: