January 28, 2015

The results of the national and state elections in 2014 suggest that we will continue to see efforts to restrict women’s right to abortions and access to contraception and abortion services. But even in states where the right to abortion is considered safeguarded, access to abortion services may be limited.

Healthstyles producer Diana Mason, PhD, RN, interviews Diana Taylor, PhD, RN, Professor Emerita at the University of California at San Francisco School of Nursing and Research Faculty for the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health Program, about these issues and strategies to increase this access that are underway in California and could serve as a model for other states.

On the second half of Healthstyles, Diane Spatz, PhD, RN, Professor of Perinatal Nursing and the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, talks about some of the policy issues and latest scientific findings on breastfeeding, including some fascinating information about how breast milk can actually be used as a therapeutic intervention for sick infants who cannot eat.

So tune into Healthstyles on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 1:00 on WBAI, 99.5 FM in New York City (www.wbai.org). Or click here to listen to the program anytime:

Healthstyles is sponsored by the Center for Health, Media & Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York.