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Reproductive Rights in Historical Context (Morning Session)
The Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women's History
Sun, March 5th, 2017 |
9:00 am to 12:00 pm


Pre-registration for the conference has closed, but seats will be available on standby on a first-come, first-served basis. Not in New York? Watch the event live on Facebook.

This program has reached capacity. There will be standby lines operating the day of the program. Thirty minutes before each panel is scheduled to commence, we will begin a standby line working on a first come, first served basis. Shortly before each panel begins, we will distribute tickets if we are able to do so. Standby does not guarantee admission.

Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.


New-York Historical’s Center for Women’s History is pleased to present the second annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History, organized to coincide with the opening of the Center on the newly renovated fourth floor. This year, the day-long event will focus on the history of reproductive justice, featuring a keynote address and three panel discussions exploring the context of this fundamental issue. Topics to be addressed include the fluctuating legal and cultural status of contraception throughout American history, the evolution of obstetrics and gynecological medicine, and the role of race and class in the birth control movement.

For a complete schedule of events and list of speakers, click here.

Major funding for the Center for Women’s History and its programs has been provided by Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Jean Margo Reid. Corporate support provided by Hogan Lovells.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Our facilities, galleries and auditorium are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair-accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street​. The auditorium is equipped with an infrared assistive listening system. Headsets and T-coil compatible versions are available.

Image: Women’s Strike for Equality, Fifth Avenue, New York, August 26, 1970. Photograph by Eugene Gordon, PR 248. Gift of Eugene and Miriam Gordon, New-York Historical Society, 78774d

Creative: Tronvig Group