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Physician, public health advocate, author, and president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America

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Leana Wen: Physician, public health advocate, author, and president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Leana Sheryle Wen is an American physician and writer. She is a practicing physician, a former Health Commissioner for the City of Baltimore, a former president of Planned Parenthood, and author of the book When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. Currently, she is a visiting professor of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University, where she is also a Distinguished Fellow in the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity.

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Public health expert Dr. Leana Wen on "The Takeout" — 3/6/2020

Public health expert Dr. Leana Wen answers coronavirus questions on this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett."
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Planned Parenthood and Fired Former Chief Mired in Escalating Dispute

Leana Wen, who was fired in July as Planned Parenthood president after less than a year on the job, is at odds with the group over the terms of her departure and the group’s direction.
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Dr. Leana Wen's departure from Planned Parenthood exposes the organization's true identity

Leana Wen's firing captures what pro-life activists have been arguing for years, that Planned Parenthood cares only about maintaining abortion clinics
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A Messy Exit Leaves Planned Parenthood at a Philosophical Crossroads

The departure of Planned Parenthood’s president, Leana Wen, underscores a central tension: Is it a political organization first, or a health organization? And can it be both?
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Planned Parenthood ousts president after only 8 months

Dr. Leana Wen is leaving her role as president of Planned Parenthood after less than a year, citing "philosophical differences." CBS News reporter Kate Smith joined CBSN to discuss the latest on the..
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Leana Wen out as Planned Parenthood president

Planned Parenthood has removed Dr. Leana Wen as president of the organization. This comes as Planned Parenthood and the future of abortion has come under the microscope across several states in the..
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Planned Parenthood groups announce departure of president, acting leader named

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a leading provider of reproductive services, and its political arm, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said on Tuesday they replaced their president, Dr...
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Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen says she was removed after 'secret meeting'

Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen says she was removed from her role due to "philosophical differences" with the board of the reproductive giant.
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President of Planned Parenthood Dr. Leana Wen pushed out – live updates

The leadership change comes as battles over access to abortion have intensified
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Planned Parenthood Removes Leana Wen as President

Dr. Wen was the first physician in nearly 50 years to lead the organization. The group is replacing her at a time when states are passing new laws to restrict abortion.
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