Abby Lippman

Abby was a pioneering feminist, human-rights activist and former McGill University epidemiologist.

Abby was renowned for championing social causes and for her insightful critiques of reproductive technologies and other medical topics. Specifically, she campaigned against what she called the "geneticization" of reproductive technologies, against hormone replacement therapy and for better, longer research before the approval of discoveries such as the vaccines against the human papillomavirus.

On the news of her passing, friends and colleagues described her fondly as an “ardent advocate” for women’s health.



Abby Lipman, Canada