Contributors

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Mary Lou Ballweg

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Mary Lou Ballweg is founder, president and executive director of the Endometriosis Association, the first organization in the world devoted to endometriosis. Credited … More

Ellen Barlow

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Ellen Barlow is an experienced writer and editor specializing in health, biomedical science, public health and higher education. She is co-author of "Every … More

Shannon Berning

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Shannon Berning is executive editor for Wharton Digital Press and books editor for Knowledge@Wharton. She wrote the "Relationships with Women" chapter for the … More

Kelly Blanchard, MSc

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Kelly Blanchard is president of Ibis Reproductive Health. Her research has included clinical and social science studies on improving contraception and abortion technologies, … More

Susan Blank, MD, MPH

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Susan Blank is an assistant commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and a medical epidemiologist with the … More

Hanne Blank

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Hanne Blank is a historian, writer and activist who works at the intersection of bodies, sex and culture, specializing in the history of … More

Chris Bobel

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Chris Bobel is an associate professor of women's studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She teaches Feminist Theory, Intro to Women's and … More
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Linda Brent PhD, MBA

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Linda Brent, PhD, MBA is executive director of Paremus Foundation. A primatologist and nonprofit manager, Dr. Brent has published widely on animal welfare … More

Cathryn E. Brubaker, PhD

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Cathryn E. Brubaker holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has taught introductory and gender-based sociology courses at … More

Ellen A. Bruce, JD

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Ellen A. Bruce, is director of the Gerontology Institute of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of … More

Andrea J. Buchanan

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Andrea J. Buchanan is a New York Times bestselling author whose whose work includes the multimedia young adult novel "Gift," published by Open … More