Fighting To Make New York a Safe Place for Abortion
By Rachel Weinstock, MS2 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Under a siege of anti-choice rhetoric at the national level, New York has felt like a ‘safe place.’ Abortion was legalized here in 1970 before Roe V. Wade, a provider assured me during my medical school interview. Hearing this, and knowing of New York’s historically …
Most people assume that a medical degree and completion of an OB/GYN or Family Medicine residency program means that a physician has been trained in all aspects of patient care related to women’s reproductive healthcare. You might be surprised to know that many OB/GYN and Family Medicine residency programs DO NOT adequately teach contraception, options counseling, and abortion procedures in their training.