Lawrence Finer, Ph.D.
Director of Domestic Research, the Guttmacher Institute
will present the final Heberden Society Lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
The Tumultuous History of Women's and Reproductive Health in the U.S.
Wednesday, May 9. 5:00 p.m. (light refreshments at 4:45)
Selma Ruben Conference Center, Weill Cornell Medical College
Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Avenue
New York, NY
Lawrence Finer, Ph.D., is the Director of Domestic Research for the Guttmacher Institute. His current work focuses on estimating unintended pregnancy at the national and state level. He has authored work on premarital sex, women's reasons for seeking abortion, multiple sexual partnerships and risk for sexually transmitted diseases, the services provided by U.S. family planning agencies and clinics, men's reproductive health, and the timing of first family planning visits. Dr. Finer serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Family Planning and the Board of Associate Editors of the journal Contraception.
The Heberden Society, which seeks to promote an interest in the history of medicine, was founded in 1975. With funding from the Weill Cornell Medical College Office of the Dean, the society presents a series of lectures during each academic year.