Story: Women’s movement

Women's health activism

Women's health activism

Hecate Women’s Health Collective opened in Wellington’s Boulcott St in 1979. Shown here are collective members (from left) Jill Carolyn, Tilly Lloyd and Marian Kleist in 1983, with the ‘hot and cold doctor file’. The file recorded women’s experiences with particular doctors. Its consumer’s view of Wellington’s medical services could be used by women to find – or choose to avoid – a doctor.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-1983-4864
Photograph by Gail Selkirk

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Megan Cook, 'Women’s movement - Health, fertility and education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011