Women's Health: Individual Stories, Global Impact
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Zubrow Auditorium, Pennsylvania Hospital
7:30 am–8:30 am | Keynote
- Jacqueline H. Wolf, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department
of Social Medicine, Ohio University
Cutting Risk: Obstetricians’ Evolving Views of Cesarean Sections,
8:30–8:45 am | Break/Continental Breakfast
8:45–9:45 am | SessionOne: Developing Practice
- Shannon Withycombe, ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Duke University
Changing Bodies, Changing Behaviors: The Development of Prenatal
Care in the U.S.
- Shing-Ting Lin, PhD Candidate, Columbia University
The Imperial Touch: The Making of Western Childbirth Knowledge in
Treaty-port China, 1890s–1930s.
10–11 am | Session Two: Hygiene and Commodity
- Frances Davey, Assistant Professor of History, Florida Gulf Coast University
In No Wise Unique: Working Women and the Creation of a Menstrual
- Martha Gardner, Assistant Professor of History and Social Sciences,
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Could You Be the Last Woman to Be Using Just One Deodorant?
The Appeal and Danger of a New "Essential" Product for American
- Sonic Woytonik, PhD Candidate, University of New Hampshire
The Business of the Body: Healers, Medical Practice, and Profit in
11:15 am–12:15 pm | Session Three: Access
- Shoshanna Ehrlich, Associate Professor,
University of Massachusetts Boston
From Birth Control to Self-Control: The Shifting Congressional Response
to Young Women’s Sexuality in the United States, 1970–1982.
- Suzanne Kahn, PhD Candidate, Columbia University
Health Care for Women or by Women: Divorced Women’s Campaigns
for Affordable Health Care in the 1970s and 1980s.
- Lori Brown, Associate Professor, Syracuse University
Spatial manipulations: The role of real space in abortion.
12:15–1:15 pm | Lunch
We will again offer a lunch buffet for $10. Lunch will take place in the historic Pine
Building. Please send a check payable to the Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collections
to: Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collections c/o Stacey Peeples, 3 Pine East Rm. 2, 800
Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.
1:15–2 pm | Session Four: The Power of One
- Hilary Aquino, Assistant Professor of History, Albright College
Foster Mother to One Million Children: Leona Baumgartner’s Crusade
to Ensure Safer and Happier Motherhood
- Deborah Levine, Assistant Professor, Providence College
Letters home from Educational Reform: Martha May Eliot’s account
of changes to American Medical Education, 1918–1925.
2–2:15 pm | Wrap Up
RSVP to Stacey Peeples by April 15, 2013
at 215-829-5434 or firstname.lastname@example.org. When registering, please
indicate if you would like to purchase the $10 lunch. A vegetarian option will be available.
This conference is free and open to the public.
Also, please note that Zubrow Auditorium is wheelchair accessible.