The Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, will host its second annual History of Women’s Health Conference on Wednesday, April 11, 2007. The History of Women’s Health Conference focuses on women’s health issues from the late 18th century to the present. Topics this year include: puerperal fever, syphilis, sex education, and gender, breastfeeding, child birth options, late 20th century health care movements, including feminist led movements, postmenopausal women’s sexuality, mental illness, and post pregnancy depression. The opening speaker will be Dr. Florence Haseltine, Director of the Center for Population Research. Dr. Haseltine’s presentation will begin at 7:30 a.m. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. A round table luncheon will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and will address the state of maternal care in the Philadelphia Region. The full program will be available shortly at To register, please contact 215-829-5434 or e-mail [email protected] Lunch will be provided for all registrants who wish to attend the round table luncheon discussion.

This program is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Hospital Obstetrics and Gynecology Department and the Historic Collections of the Pennsylvania Hospital.