The Politics Of The Mammogram

Oct 19, 2012

In the 1970’s two movements dovetailed to create a perfect storm of controversy that continues to the present day. The woman’s movement was in full swing. While bras were burning in protests nationwide, the health care industry was developing a new breast cancer screening technique called the mammogram. Almost from its inception the mammogram has been hailed as either a major breast cancer fighting tool or a political tool that did not make women’s health a top priority. Our guest, Dr. Handel Reynolds, has chronicled the mammogram controversy through its history and he shares the story with us.

Dr. Handel Reynolds
- Author, The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram