Medical School Training Must Include Education in Abortion Care. Here’s Where to Start. – Ms. Magazine

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As Congress formulated an emergency bill to alleviate the effects of COVID-19 last week, abortion rights and access arose as an issue, delaying negotiations.

For me, the issue is personal: I am a medical student and future abortion provider. I am also the daughter of a former provider whose practice was threatened by protesters and life was changed by an abortion. My reproductive health training—however it is impacted by the national health crisis of COVID-19—will not be complete without this critical education in abortion care.

“This next year will be exhilarating and terrifying as I assume the role of a doctor amidst a national health crisis brought by COVID-19,” writes Trautner. “I hope to support my patients while synthesizing knowledge and staying well. Access to abortion training or care need not be among my considerations.” (Charles Edward Miller /…

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