Dr Caroline Rusterholz discusses the work of sexual counsellor, Joan Malleson on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour
Audio recordings provide an insight into problems women experienced in the 1950s
Dr Joan Malleson was a family planning doctor, and sexual counsellor in the 1950s. Rusterholz has studied audio recordings, housed in the Wellcome Foundation archives, of Malleson's counselling sessions. Last week she discussed her findings with Jane Garvey on Woman's Hour, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00045kp (23 minutes in). You can read more about Rusterholz's work here https://www.cam.ac.uk/fiftiessexualstruggles.
Caroline Rusterholz's recent work has been published in various journals;
- Caroline Rusterholz, ‘English Women Doctors, Contraception and Family Planning in Transnational Perspective (1930-1970)’, Medical History , 63, (2), 2019, 153-172., https://doi-org.ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/10.1017/mdh.2019.3
- Jesse Olszynko-Gryn, Caroline Rusterholz (ed), ‘Introduction: Reproductive Politics in Britain and France’, Special Issue for Medical History, 63, (2), 2019, 117-133, https://doi-org.ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/10.1017/mdh.2019.1
- Caroline Rusterholz, ‘You Can’t Dismiss that as Being Less Happy, You See it is Different’. Sexual Counselling in 1950s England', Twentieth Century British History, hwz008, https://doi-org.ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/10.1093/tcbh/hwz008