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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Sep;217(3):322.e1-322.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.06.006. Epub 2017 Jun 10.

Reproductive rights advocacy: not just for the family-planning community.

Author information

1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Physicians for Reproductive Health, Fellows with Leadership Training Academy. Electronic address: Cara.heuser@utah.edu.
2
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
3
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Physicians for Reproductive Health, Fellows with Leadership Training Academy.

Abstract

Women and families benefit from access to the full spectrum of reproductive care, including family-planning services. We commend our family-planning colleagues on their tireless dedication to preserve the rights of women through advocacy. While several of our perinatology peers have also set an example by dedication to these issues, advocacy for patient access to reproductive care options has not been a focus of the larger perinatology community. The time has come for individual perinatologists, as well as the overall perinatology community, to join them and do the work needed to preserve access to safe care, including contraception and abortion services. In this call to action, we detail several ways that individuals and the community can become more involved in working for reproductive rights.

KEYWORDS:

abortion; contraception; perinatology; pregnancy termination; reproductive rights

PMID:
28610899
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajog.2017.06.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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