Reproductive Care & Health

In keeping with our mission, we aim to ensure excellence in healthcare,
including access to all reproductive needs including abortion and contraception.

 

2nd Town Hall on Reproductive Care

Navigating the Legal Landscape Post-Roe
August 23 @ 8 pm ET

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Since the founding of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) in 1915, this organization has been committed to advocating for access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion and contraception, as essential and necessary services to assure equitable, quality healthcare.

AMWA, a multispeciality, professional organization, representing women in medicine at all stages of their careers, affirms that abortions performed by trained healthcare practitioners are safe and can be life-saving. Currently, medication abortions, which are done early in pregnancy, are performed safely in the clinic or at home whereas illegal abortions can be dangerous and life-threatening, as history has shown.

We maintain the right of every patient to have equal access to the full spectrum of reproductive medical care. Equally, important, decisions about abortion and contraception — as with all medical decisions — should remain private to be made between the patient and their physician or healthcare practitioner.

The nuances and considerations involved in abortion care go far beyond what can be addressed through public discourse. Just as other complex healthcare decisions cannot and should not be decided by politicians, our judicial system, or strangers, neither should decisions about abortion.

Legal limitations to abortion have serious, life-altering consequences regarding treatment for preeclampsia and maternal hypertension, ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage, cancer therapy, treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, in vitro fertilization, the care of frozen or unsuccessful embryos, and other life-saving measures. These factors impact the decision regarding abortion, which can only be determined on a case-by-case basis at the time a patient presents to their physician. The physician must be free to determine the best possible care informed by clinical training and guided by evidence-based guidelines unimpeded by external forces.

AMWA ACTS!

TOWN HALL on REPRODUCTIVE CARE POST-ROE

Following the Supreme Court decision on Dobbs, which overturned Roe v. Wade, AMWA started a safe space where women in medicine can come together to voice concerns, raise questions, and share stories. We want to explore the impact that this changing clinical landscape is presenting to practitioners and trainees across all specialties as well as to provide resources and action steps so you can channel your energy to ways we might make a positive difference in medicine and for our patients.

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REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH COALITION

AMWA, joined by Doctors for America. started a coalition of medical, health professionals, therapists/social workers, and legal experts specializing in reproductive rights. The mission is to bring all stakeholders in reproductive care and justice together to coordinate efforts toward restoring access to reproductive care for all patients in the US.