HAY Online Women's History: Yvonne Sylvain, First Female Doctor in Haiti
by Nancy Francois aka Aquarius Dawn Nancy
First Haitian Female Physician:
Haitian Woman of Distinction: Dr. Yvonne Sylvain, Practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology
D.O.B.: June 28, 1907– October 3, 1989
First Haitian female doctor.
First woman accepted into the University of Haiti Medical School(Graduated in 1940)
She was given an award by the Haitian Medical Association after her death, postumously. Haiti had a women's suffrage movement and Dr. Sylvain was part of it. The Ligue Féminine d'Action Sociale, it was called that helped gain Haitian women's right to vote in 1950. She wrote for their paper, La Voix des Femmes(The Voices of Women or Women's Voices) .
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