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In the aftermath of the leaked Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, warnings to period tracking app users went viral. The message? Ditch them immediately. Weeks later, a New York Times headline countered, “Deleting Your Period Tracker Won’t Protect You.” Join us for a panel discussion with academic, innovation, and advocacy experts who will explore how exactly such data is already or could be used — and misused. What privacy laws or legislation can be leveraged to protect FemTech users? And why does menstrual literacy — with or without tech tools — matter more than ever in our post-Dobbs reality? This event was a collaboration between the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership NetworkJohn Brademas CenterEngelberg Center on Innovation Law & PolicyIPELS, and Rights Over Tech, and is governed by the Engelberg Center’s Code of Conduct and NYU’s COVID policies.


  • Melissa Murray (Moderator), Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, NYU Law
  • Dr. Caitlin Gerdts, Vice President of Research, Ibis Reproductive Health
  • Ambreen Molitor, National Director of Innovation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Salomé Viljoen, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, Executive Director, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, NYU Law

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Kindly register via EventbriteThis event will not be livestreamed; however, the Engelberg Center will publish the audio file on their podcast page here for your enjoyment a week after the event.

This event has been approved for one New York State CLE credit in the category of Areas of Professional Practice. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional; it is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys. Out-of-state CLE: NYU School of Law is an accredited provider of CLE in New York State. If you are seeking CLE credit for a different state, we recommend you consult with your state’s CLE Board to ascertain regulations on reciprocity.