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Today’s Activists, Tomorrow’s Providers: Repealing the 8th Amendment

May 17, 2018

By Sara Contreras, MSFC Student Organizer With contributions from by our Irish members In 1983, Ireland held a referendum on what became the 8th amendment to their constitution. This vote determined that the fetus’s right to life was equal to that of the mother. 35 years have passed in Ireland since the 8th amendment formally …

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New Report Finds Abortion Is Safe

May 8, 2018

You may be looking at the title and thinking, “yeah, duh.” But there are two things you should remember. The first is that good medicine relies on scientific evidence. Think back to the kerfuffle over flossing in 2016 (a more innocent time, to be sure). The AP reported that this mundane, common-sense dental hygiene task …

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Mobilizing Youth to Address Unsafe Abortions at the University of Gitwe, Rwanda

April 30, 2018

By RWAMIYE J. Pavel, University of Gitwe This February, over 250 students in multiple medical fields all over Rwanda (and abroad as well) gathered for a joint 3-day conference at the University of Gitwe. This conference, organized by our MSFC chapter in partnership with numerous other organizations, was entitled “The Role of the Youth in …

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Bringing Contraceptive Counseling to a Student Run Free Clinic

March 23, 2018

By Adrian Ziaggi, Mika Connolly, Rachel Tullio, and Bryna Torre University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine Hello from Buffalo, NY! We are second year medical students at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and co-presidents of the MSFC Buffalo chapter. One of the unique activities we coordinate as part of our chapter …

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Good Medicine for All: Learning About Treating Transgender Youth in Alabama

March 9, 2018

By Kaitlyn Merrels, University of Alabama School of Medicine When people hear “Alabama,” obesity, poverty, extremist religious views, Roy Moore, and STI’s may come to mind. Not exactly positive things. While my home state doesn’t necessarily represent equality, choice, or social justice, I have been lucky enough to be part of a class of medical …

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Testifying Against Anti-Choice Legislation as a Medical Student

February 22, 2018

By Maya Nojechowicz, MSFC Student Organizer Parvaneh (“Pari”) Nouri, an MD/MPH candidate at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has testified three times against anti-abortion bills in the Republican controlled Ohio state legislature, and she’s gearing up for a fourth – a D & E ban has been introduced. In a hostile state like …

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The Promise of SB320: How California Could Revolutionize College Students’ Access to Reproductive Services

February 7, 2018

By Isabel Beshar, MSFC Student Leader Stanford University School of Medicine It took over 25 minutes, but it was worth it. On January 9th, during a hearing of the Education Committee for California’s State Senate, over 60 college and medical students – including myself and other members from Medical Students for Choice chapters across the …

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Collaborating with MSFC and Alumni to Expand LARC Access

January 10, 2018

Jessica Grossman, MD, CEO of Medicines360 I’ve been an advocate for women’s health and choice for more than 20 years. In my role as CEO of Medicines360, a global non-profit women’s health pharmaceutical company, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with clinicians on a range of family planning topics. I visited the Medical Students for …

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Curriculum Reform at Univ. of Missouri – Kansas City

November 8, 2017

AnnaMaria Maples, MS6 at UMKC Missouri has never been known for being progressive, but I did not know quite the extent of it until I began preparing for residency. I am a sixth year medical student at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine (UMKC) in the BA/MD program, and our curriculum …

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