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Abortion access looms over medical residency applications

Oct 19, 2022 | By James Pollard in The Associated Press News
This article was originally published in The Associated Press on October 19, 2022. You can access the original article here:

Featuring MSFC’s Executive Director, Pamela Merritt.

Students in obstetrics-gynecology and family medicine — two of the most popular medical residencies — face tough choices about where to advance their training in a landscape where legal access to abortion varies from state to state.

Abortions are typically performed by OB-GYNs or family doctors, and training generally involves observing and assisting in the procedure, often in outpatient clinics. Many doctors and students now worry about nonexistent or subpar training in states where clinics closed or abortion laws were otherwise tightened after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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