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Primary Care Providers Can Help Safeguard Abortion

Scientific American
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Primary Care Providers Can Help Safeguard Abortion

Primary care at frontlines after Roe overturn

In this Scientific American article you'll learn about:
  • Abortion care must not be limited to abortion clinics and ob-gyn practices. America urgently needs to expand and diversify its abortion care workforce, they say.

  • Providers should include family physicians, internists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and certified midwives. In states where abortion is banned, primary care practices could play a key role.

  • Abortion providers tend to be clustered around academic medical centers. The abortion care workforce has a severe lack of racial/ethnic diversity.

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