From 2009 – 2011, Our Bodies Ourselves honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Entrant: Molly Remer
Nominee: Susan Hodges, President, Citizens for Midwifery
Susan Hodges was a founding member of Citizens for Midwifery in the early 90’s and continues to serve tirelessly as the organization’s President. CfM is the only national consumer organization dedicated to promoting and protecting the Midwives Model of Care.
Susan travels, speaks, and writes extensively on behalf of consumers seeking access to midwifery services nationwide. Susan is a treasure-trove of information about birth activism, women’s health, midwifery care, grassroots organizing, legislative efforts, and consumer issues in health care. She also has a special interest in violence against women in the birthplace (and how this is so often ignored/overlooked).
Susan has spent her life working for better birth options for mothers and babies!