Fighting Abortion Restrictions in a Hostile State: My Experience Testifying at the Texas Legislature

by Katie Hansen MS1 at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin The 2017 legislative session in Texas has been a disheartening one for women and the pro-choice movement. State lawmakers have already proposed 17 bills that would make it more difficult for women to access abortion. On February 15th, I testified at …

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Curriculum Reform


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.