Listen: Lisa Campo-Engelstein, feminist bioethicist

Lisa Campo-Engelstein



Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Ph.D. of Altamont was chosen by the BBC as one of “100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.” She teaches students at Albany Medical College about the human side of being a doctor. In this week’s podcast, Campo-Engelstein talks with passion about her work as a feminist bioethicist. She reports that half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned and argues for the need for a male birth-control pill, which has been more than 50 years in the making. Campo-Engelstein also works in fertility preservation, for example, arguing that insurance companies should cover this for cancer patients. She enjoyed meeting women, from artists to athletes, at the BBC symposium in London and only regretted that World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe couldn’t make it. Campo-Engelstein is herself a soccer player and also admires Rapinoe’s advocacy for human rights.

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