CREATING TOMORROW'S ABORTION PROVIDERS AND PRO-CHOICE PHYSICIANS
The United States and Canada face a dangerous shortage of trained abortion providers. In 2000, 87% of the counties in the United States had no provider. The “graying” of current providers (57% of whom are over the age of 50), violence that targets physicians, and restrictive legislation threaten to drive these numbers even lower. Further, medical schools are simply not addressing the topic; most physicians graduate with little more than circumstantial knowledge of abortion.
Medical Students for Choice® (MSFC) stands up in the face of violent opposition, working to destigmatize abortion provision among medical students and residents, and to persuade medical schools and residency programs to include abortion as a part of the reproductive health services curriculum.
Today MSFC is an internationally known non-profit organization with a successful track record along with a network of over 10,000 medical students and residents in North America and abroad.
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Creating tomorrow's abortion providers and pro-choice physicians.
Medical Students for Choice is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive healthcare choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students and residents, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training.
More specifically, these are our strategic goals:
Support medical student advocacy and programming
- Improve reproductive health curricula
- Increase abortion training opportunities
- Promote the importance of MSFC's work broadly
Roe v. Wade at 40
Forty years after the historic Roe v Wade decision which upheld a woman's right to privacy, including the right to choose from a full range of reproductive health care options, MSFC celebrates the determination and hard work of every individual committed to keeping choice a reality for women.
As we celebrate the many hard-won battles of the family planning community, we also reaffirm our position in this fight.
MSFC is dedicated to ensuring women have access to reproductive health care, including abortion, and there are trained doctors passionate about providing that care.
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