The Need for Abortion Training in Medical Schools
In Canada, training in comprehensive reproductive health care including abortion is not currently offered as part of the core training in undergraduate medical education or as a part of required training in all ob/gyn or family practice residency programs. This limits the ability of physicians to provide comprehensive reproductive health care to their patients. Medical schools must provide training opportunities for medical students and residents to ensure that future generations of Canadian women have access to quality abortion care.
RH Reality Check examines this issue today on their blog and notes, “Without properly trained doctors, compassionate medical staff, and adequate facilities, women in Canada are not able to access the abortion services that they need.”
To address these issues, NAF is reaching out to medical schools and residency programs to offer NAF’s educational resources to help ensure that abortion is included in their curricula.