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Women’s History Month: Mary Ware Dennett

Women’s History Month: Mary Ware Dennett

In the early 20th century, Mary Ware Dennett was a strong advocate for social reform — specifically, sex education and a woman’s ability to access forms of contraception. During this time, Dennett co-authored several works speaking on sex education and birth control...
Women’s History Month: Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias

Women’s History Month: Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias

Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias, M.D., was born in New York City in 1929, but spent the majority of her early childhood in Puerto Rico. After her family moved back to New York when she was 10, Rodriguez-Trias was faced with racism and discrimination as she grew up a Latina...
International Women’s Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

International Women’s Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

While every day is a woman’s day, today is officially International Women’s Day! Marked annually on March 8, It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. So today, let us celebrate women’s...
Women’s History Month: Henrietta Lacks

Women’s History Month: Henrietta Lacks

In 1951, Henrietta Lacks, a young Black woman and mother of five, visited Johns Hopkins Hospital where they found a malignant tumor on her cervix. A sample of Henrietta Lacks’ cancerous cells was taken and given, without her consent, to a researcher who found that her...