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Aug 09

Meet RHAP’s Interns

Join us in welcoming our new summer interns, Delaney and Aisha!  Delaney House, Communications Intern Delaney (she/her) joined us this summer as our Communications Intern. Delaney recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Thought & Political Economy with a secondary major in Political Science. Delaney is…

Aug 09

Re-introducing Insights!

RHAP is excited to re-introduce Insights, a revival of our short, monthly e-newsletter offering primary care clinicians evidence-based education on abortion and early pregnancy loss care. Modeled after Contraceptive Pearls, Insights will share practice guidelines, clinical tools, and resources that reinforce and support evidence-based, person-centered abortion and early pregnancy loss care and counseling, including post-abortion and self-managed…

Aug 09

Donate to RHAP and support our community of clinicians!

Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Health Women’s Organization to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, states where abortion access is secure (aka “surge states”) have experienced an unprecedented rise in patients who have the privilege and resources to travel out of state to seek care. This increased demand has put enormous strain on existing…

Aug 09

New research highlights the role of Family Medicine in expanding abortion access

RHAP lent its perspective and expertise to the research that resulted in two recently published studies that address access to medication abortion in family medicine.  “Family Physicians’ Barriers and Facilitators in Incorporating Medication Abortion” highlights the role training and technical assistance play in supporting family physicians to provide medication abortion.  “Exploring the impact of mifepristone’s…

Jul 01

Beyond Roe: Talking About Abortion

It has been one week since the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Health Women’s Organization overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, removing all federal protections for abortion access. In this past week, we have already seen states moving quickly to severely restrict or outright ban abortion care; as of today,…

Jun 16

Beyond Roe: Medication Abortion

Taking mifepristone with misoprostol is a safe, effective, and common way to have a medication abortion. This combination has been available in the United States since 2000. Mifepristone with misoprostol can be used up to 11 weeks of pregnancy, when the vast majority of abortions in this country occur, and can also be easily offered in…

Jun 14

Beyond Roe

As we learned last month, the Supreme Court is poised to fully overturn Roe v. Wade in a few any day now. While the pending ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case is likely to make abortion illegal in at least 26 states, we know that even with Roe as the law of the land, abortion access…