Jennifer Block

Jennifer Block is an independent journalist and the author of Everything Below The Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution (2019, St. Martin’s Press). Her work has appeared in The Washington Post MagazineThe CutNewsweekThe New York TimesPacific StandardThe Baffler, and many other publications. Her first book, Pushed, led a wave of attention to the national crisis in maternity care and was named a “Best Book of 2007” by Kirkus Reviews. A reporter with Type Investigations, Block won several awards for her investigative reporting on the permanent contraceptive implant Essure, which has since been discontinued. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her son.

New York: a Beacon and Shame of Midwifery

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 10:00am

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