abortion

Jan 15

Using Papayas to Fight Stigma

What do papayas have to do with fighting abortion stigma? Great question! One of the ways that RHAP teaches both clinicians and non-clinicians about abortion is through the interactive Papaya Workshop. The Papaya Workshop is a hands-on opportunity to teach clinicians about manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) abortion – believe it or not, papayas are a great anatomical…

Dec 31

Notes From the Field: Dr. E

For this month’s Notes from the Field, we are sharing a patient experience from one of our Network members, Dr. E. Dr. E is a former RHAP fellow and member of the Mid-Atlantic Cluster who practices in the Delmarva area of Maryland, which is largely rural. A few weeks ago, a 17-year-old female patient and her mother…

Dec 26

Fundraise for Reproductive Health Care

Just in time for the holiday season, Shelby Adler and Jay Louik started a fundraiser to benefit the Reproductive Health Access Project. “We’ve seen first-hand how RHAP empowers physicians to better counsel patients regarding their reproductive care.” Together, they raised a total of $445 for RHAP. We appreciate you, Shelby and Jay! Would you also…

Dec 18

Abortion Access is in YOUR Hands

From now until December 31st, RHAP is raising funds to train and support clinicians to provide comprehensive reproductive health care and to become outspoken reproductive health champions. With anti-abortion extremists working hard to deny us access to basic health care, reproductive health care is under constant threat. We count on supporters to help us do…

Dec 11

What is a Medication Abortion?

At RHAP we believe everyone has the right to make the decisions that are best for their lives and bodies. This includes decisions about whether to have an abortion and what that abortion experience is like. One area that RHAP is paying close attention to is medication abortion, sometimes referred to as the “abortion pill.”…

Nov 20

Save the date! November 27 #GivingTuesday 

Did you know that it costs $90 to purchase the two types of pills (mifepristone and misoprostol) used for a medication abortion? Mark your calendars and join RHAP on November 27th for #GivingTuesday. We are looking to provide start-up supplies to the clinicians we train so that they can start integrating medication abortion care into their…

Jul 05

Midwives: Reclaiming Abortion

The first abortion providers were midwives, not physicians. In the United States, as the practice of medicine started to become “professionalized,” male physicians began driving midwives and women healers out of practice. Midwives – especially black grand midwives – were publically demonized. When the American Medical Association started criminalizing abortion in the 20th Century they…

Apr 30

Abortion is Safe

We have long known that abortion can be safely provided by primary care clinicians in their offices. The recent report on “Abortion Safety and Quality,” released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, leaves no doubt that this is the case. A team of top researchers combed through years of data, both national…