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Reproductive Health Programming and Opportunities

Reproductive Health Programming and Opportunities

AMSA believes reproductive health services are essential to comprehensive health care, and we support full access to the entire range of reproductive services. We believe legal, safe, voluntary abortions should be available to all who need them, and that both UME (medical school) and GME (residency – especially family medicine and obstetrics/gynecology) programs should offer abortion education and training.

Our reproductive health program offerings address the “hidden curriculum” in medical school and prepare students to think critically about abortion-related education and training opportunities, as well as provide students with issue education, advocacy training, and hands-on skill building opportunities.

We invite you to check out our AMSACon 2021 reproductive health related programming!

Saturday, March 6

  • Reproductive Health & Abortion Care related poster presentations in the 26th Annual AMSA Poster Session – 4:30 to 6:30pmE
    Join us to view poster presentations from our 10 AMSACon 2021 Reproductive Health Poster Scholarship recipients and AMSA members presenters.
    Click here to preview posters

Monday, March 8 – International Women’s Day

  • Consequences of Receiving or Being Denied a Wanted Abortion – 1:00 to 1:45pmE
    Speaker: Diana Greene Foster, PhD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Director of Research, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH). Dr. Foster is the Principal Investigator on the Turnaway Study, a nationwide longitudinal prospective study of the health and well-being of almost 1,000 women who sought abortions from thirty abortion facilities across the country, including both women who did and did not receive the abortion.
  • A Day in the Life of Physicians Who Provide Abortion Care – 3:00 to 3:45pmE
    Dr. Jeff Koetje, MD, AMSA’s Reproductive Health Programming Strategist, will moderate an interactive, engaging session with Dr. Aliye Runyan, OB/Gyn and AMSA Reproductive Health Strategist, and other abortion providers and past AMSA leaders

Tuesday, March 23AMSACon 2021 Post-Convention Virtual Hands-on Skills Session

  • Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA)/ ”Papaya Workshop” – 7:30 to 9:00pmE
    This FREE hands-on training session is ONLY open to AMSA members who ARE registered for AMSACon 2021 AND are U.S. domestic or international medical students with a U.S. mailing address.
    Needed equipment will be shipped to participating students, local papaya purchase is required.
    *Add your name to the special registration list for this post-convention session in the AMSA Reproductive Health exhibit booth #57.

Visit us in the AMSA Reproductive Health Project booth – #57 in the fAMSA Exchange

  • Win Author Signed Books – Add Your Name to AMSA Reproductive Health Project Drawings!
  • Explore NEW! Chapter Grants Available from the AMSA Reproductive Health Project
  • Join Networking Excursions & Resources Discoveries
  • Check Out Upcoming AMSA Reproductive Health Programs & Leadership Opportunities