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Mary E. Fissell, PhD

On June 23, 2023, our very own Dr. Mary Fissell was featured on CNN Health chatting about the history of abortion!

Check it out –

Abortion is ancient history: Long before Roe, women terminated pregnancies

“This whole innocent unborn life that is the language of the American right today, that’s only (in recent) decades. Sometimes abortion was something people didn’t like because it pointed to illicit sex. Women have always terminated pregnancies, for as far back in the historical record we can see,” said Fissell.  “I think the long view is really important. Things were not always as they are today.”

Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD

Check out our very own Dr. Jeremy Greene at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) Nostros Conference 2023 in Athens, Greece tomorrow! This 4-day global conference focuses on Mental Health, and features the likes of former President Barack Obama, Glenn Close, and Goldie Hawn (just to name a few…).

Jeremy and our former visiting PhD student Ketil Slagstad will present a panel on “The power of diagnostic labels: History, psychiatry, and the pathologization of sexual and gender minorities”. This panel will go live at 9:00AM ET, so be sure to tune in!

In the past 150 years, psychiatry has played a major role in pathologizing sex, gender, and sexuality– from homosexuality and intersex conditions to transgender. This panel explores the impact of these diagnoses on normalization and stigma, including as an example the recent depathologization of transgender people in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases.

The entire conference can be live-streamed (in English) here: