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In the 45 years since Norman Lear faced off with standards & practices over Maude's “dilemma” (a first for the small screen), creatives have been fighting to de-stigmatize the female body and by extension, the right to choose by including birth control and abortion as more than just a "special episode." Primetime and Cable have seen major characters faced with a decision about sex and pregnancy, unplanned motherhood, and even onscreen abortions. While the topic remains a cultural, social and political pressure point, women are slowly seeing their experiences reflected back with urgency and empathy. Listen in as the creatives behind these stories discuss the challenges of tackling women’s reproductive health onscreen, the challenges and successes they experience, and why realistic depictions of choice are still so hard to come by.

Episode Guests: Mauricio Mota (East Los High), Rina Mimoun (Everwood)

Moderator: Kate Langrall Folb (Hollywood, Health & Society)

This conversation is presented with the Hollywood, Health and Society and The Syndication Project.

ATX Season 8 | June 6-9, 2019 |

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