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Welcome to episode 18 of the Sexology Podcast, today my guest is Dr. Debra Mollen. In this show she discusses women’s reproductive rights, the myths and misconceptions around abortion and the consequences of limiting reproductive rights; e.g. DIY abortions.

Debra Mollen is a psychologist, Professor, and Director of the Counseling Psychology Master’s Program at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She has published scholarship on women’s sexuality, multiculturalism, reproductive justice, and professional development in various academic journals. Debra is a recognized as a Certified Sexuality Educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and was the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award from her university. She is a Co-Chair for the Revision of the American Psychological Association Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Girls and Women and past-Chairperson of the Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) Section for the Advancement of Women

Her specialties include: Multicultural awareness and diversity training, training and professional identity, sexuality education, childfree women, feminist theory and therapy

In this episode, you will hear:


  • The rights women have when it comes to reproduction
  • The myths and misconceptions around abortion
  • How women can feel a sense of alienation and hopelessness when confronted with abortion
  • How there isn’t any recognizable science or data for “Post Traumatic Abortion Syndrome”
  • The ways in which our culture can pressure women into motherhood
  • How our modern society can romanticize having children
  • How limiting women’s reproductive rights could influence their sexuality
  • Consequences of limiting reproductive rights; DIY abortions.
  • Knock on effects: trauma, anxiety, and depression
  • How legislators are chipping away at women’s reproductive rights
  • Ways in which to counteract the legislators
  • The need for good quality education and information on this issue

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