Abortion: When Politics Meets Practice
By Alana Cartens For most of my life I have danced around the sidelines of the reproductive justice movement, always supporting, but more actively involved in work around racial justice and international human rights. Attending the Medical Students for Choice Conference on Family Planning last December shifted my focus to see how, in many ways, …
Most people assume that a medical degree and completion of an OB/GYN or Family Medicine residency program means that a physician has been trained in all aspects of patient care related to women’s reproductive healthcare. You might be surprised to know that many OB/GYN and Family Medicine residency programs DO NOT adequately teach contraception, options counseling, and abortion procedures in their training.