History of Women’s Health Conference, USA, April 2015

What: History of Women’s Health conference
Where: The PennsylvaniaHospital, Philadelphia
When: 29 April 2015
Deadline for Submissions: 5 December 2014


The History of Women’s Health Conference focuses on areas of women’s health from the 18th century to the present.  This conference encourages interdisciplinary work.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, obstetrics and gynecology (fertility, infertility, birth control methods, menopause), adolescence (health, cultural influences, body image, puberty, eating disorders), mental health topics, aging concerns, women’s health as consumer health, the female as conveyed in popular culture, overall women’s health, access to health care, minority health, nursing, midwifery, female healers, and more.

The conference is jointly sponsored by the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and the Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collection.

Keynote Speaker

Rene Almeling, PhD., Assistant Professor of Sociology at YaleUniversity. She is the author of Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011), which her talk will be based on.

Submission Details

Please e-mail your one to two page proposals to:

Stacey C Peeples, Curator-Lead Archivist, Pennsylvania Hospital: peepless@pahosp.com



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