Reproductive Left

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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! Produced in collaboration by WERU-FM and Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center. New episodes the first Tuesday of each month.


  • Getting to know "Ask Mabel" with Terry Marley-DeRosier

    06/01/2016 Duración: 27min

    In this episode, we are getting to know nurse practitioner and co-founder, Terry Marley-DeRosier. You have been listening to her answer our listener's sexual and reproductive health questions in our "Ask Mabel" segment for over a year! On today's show, Terry discusses her passion for women's health, gives advice for new folks in the field and answers a couple sexual and reproductive health questions!

  • Supreme Court Abortion Case with Andrea Irwin

    02/12/2015 Duración: 29min

    In this episode Mabel Wadsworth Center's executive director, Andrea Irwin, joins us for an interview about the Texas abortion law that the Supreme Court recently decided to hear. She also discusses how the political attacks on Planned Parenthood impact independent clinics like Mabel's and announces some exciting news! Once again we didn't have time for "Ask Mabel."

  • Why Do You Give to Mabel Wadsworth Center?

    30/11/2015 Duración: 02min

    To recognize #GivingTuesday we asked clients, volunteers, and supporters why they give to Mabel Wadsworth Center. We'd love to hear why you give - email [email protected] and you can donate online

  • Maine Feminist History with NOW Activist JoAnne Dauphinee

    04/11/2015 Duración: 29min

    On this episode Abbie interviews former NOW (National Organization for Women) activist JoAnne Dauphinee about how feminist activism has changed (or hasn't changed) over the past 40 years. In the "Ask Mabel" segment Terry Marley-DeRosier answers a question about HPV.

  • Let's Talk About Sex-Positive Feminism with Arielle Greenberg

    07/10/2015 Duración: 30min

    On this episode we talk with Arielle Greenberg, a widely published feminist poet. Arielle discusses how her sex-positive feminist lens influences her writing and her parenting. To learn more about Arielle visit In our "Ask Mabel" segment, Terry Marley DeRosier answers questions about fertility following long-term contraception use and following multiple abortion procedures.

  • Lobbying for Maine Women with Danna Hayes

    02/09/2015 Duración: 28min

    Danna Hayes is the director of public policy at the Maine Women's Lobby. In this episode, we discuss the Lobby's history, their current priorities, and Danna talks about what it has been like for her advocating this past legislative session for abortion rights while being pregnant.

  • Access to Healthcare with Andrea Irwin

    03/08/2015 Duración: 25min

    Get to know Mabel Wadsworth Center's new executive director, Andrea Irwin, as she talks about the Affordable Care Act and healthcare in the United States. As promised, Terry Marley-DeRosier answers questions about menopause in the "Ask Mabel" segment.

  • The Sex Lives of College Students - An interview with Dr. Sandy Caron

    08/07/2015 Duración: 29min

    In this episode Dr. Sandy Caron answers questions about her research and book on the sex lives of college students. Dr. Caron has taught at the University of Maine for over 25 years and has been collecting data on the sexual attitudes and behaviors of college students. To learn more about her book or to get a copy visit: In our "Ask Mabel" segment, Terry Marley-DeRosier, WHCNP, answers questions and offers advice for women experiencing menopause.

  • The perspective of two founders.

    05/06/2015 Duración: 28min

    This interview is from March of 2014. We talk with two of our co-founders, Sharon Barker and Phil Worden, about the early days of Mabel Wadsworth Center. In our "Ask Mabel" segment, Terry Marley-ReRosier, WHCNP answers questions about pap test.

  • Breast Cancer Resources with Caring Connections

    02/06/2015 Duración: 27min

    Tips on breast cancer prevention along with resources in the greater Bangor area from Suzanne Brunner, executive director of Caring Connections ( In our "Ask Mabel" segment, Terry Marley-ReRosier, WHCNP answers questions about pap tests, vaginal infections and abortion care for minors.

  • Childfree with Dr. Amy Blackstone

    02/06/2015 Duración: 29min

    It has become more and more common that people are choosing to be childfree. The choice remains stigmatized. In this interview, we talk with Dr. Amy Blackstone about some of the myths and facts about the childfree. To follow Amy's work visit In our "Ask Mabel" segment, Terry Marley-ReRosier, WHCNP offers information long acting birth control options.

  • Reproductive Justice with Samaa Abdurraqib

    12/05/2015 Duración: 29min

    This episode is from February 2015. In it, Abbie meets with Samaa Abdurraqib, the Reproductive Freedom Organizer at the ACLU of Maine, to discuss the intersection of racial justice and reproductive rights.

  • What is Reproductive Coercion with Catherine Kurr

    12/05/2015 Duración: 25min

    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, My Body, My Voice. In our "Ask Mabel" segment, Terry Marley-ReRosier, WHCNP offers information on birth control options for women experiencing reproductive coercion.

  • Consent with Brianna Bryant

    08/05/2015 Duración: 30min

    Abbie interviews Brianna Bryant from Rape Response Services ( about consent. They discuss how to teach consent starting with young children, how gender stereotypes impact relationships, and the way pop culture influences our understanding of consent. Herpes is a very common sexually transmitted infection, at the end of the episode Terry Marley-DeRosier, WHNP offers advice on how to talk about it with a new partner in our "Ask Mabel" segment.

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