Smearing the Pap: brown bag lunch talk

a brown bag lunch talk with Elizabeth R. Boskey
December 2, Friday
12:30 to 1:45 pm
Elizabeth R. Boskey, CSGS Visiting Scholar
The Pap smear was one of the great public health innovations of the 20th Century. However, the way in which the test is currently used brings up important issues of sexism, paternalism, and autonomy in medical care. This talk will look at how oral contraceptive prescriptions have become linked to cervical cancer screening and examine the issue of birth control access through the lens of reproductive rights.
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
41-51 East 11th Street, 7th Floor, Room 741

between University Place and Broadway
wheelchair access at 85-87 University Place, between 11th and 12th Streets
This event is free and open to the public.
Bring your lunch — we’ll provide beverages and dessert!
For more information, please call CSGS at 212-992-9540 or email csgs(at)
Organized by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.