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Aug 18

Focus on a Provider: Lucia McLendon

Dr. Lucia McLendon was RHAP’s 2012-2013 Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellow. We recently spoke to her about some of the projects she worked on as a Fellow that are still an important part of her work today. “I became involved in reproductive health care because of my experiences growing up in the rural south. I…

Aug 10

New Faces at RHAP: Kristin Ploog

Kristin earned a BS in Political Science from Portland State University in 2011. She began working for the Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health and NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon supporting their community outreach, program development, and fundraising efforts. Prior to joining RHAP she was the development associate for Project Access NOW, an Oregon nonprofit that coordinates a…

Jul 28

A family doctor’s role in protecting the rights of pregnant workers

In recent months there has been much discussion in the media about employment accommodations for pregnant women, especially surrounding the Supreme Court Case Young v. UPS. Family physicians can play an important role helping pregnant women get the appropriate workplace accommodations. Recently RHAP’s Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellow Carrie Pierce, Medical Director Linda Prine, and Research…

Jul 14

Focus on a Provider: Dr. Zahra Virani

 Zahra Virani is one of RHAP’s Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellows for 2014-2015. We recently asked her about her experience in reproductive health, family medicine, and advocacy with Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy. “As a resident I was not able to get the exposure to advocacy that I would have liked. As a…