Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

CORE’s WOMB Lab publishes brief on abortion education for medical students

 CORE’s WOMB Lab publishes brief on abortion education for medical students

A new brief published by the UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity WOMB Lab (led by Abigail Cutler, MD and Laura Jacques, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn) examines the availability of abortion training for medical students and outlines the ways increasing abortion training can improve patient care and expand physician skills.

Medical Student Education on Abortion: The Current Landscape” offers reasons to provide abortion education to medical students, examines the current state of abortion education at different levels of medical training, and shares results from a survey of medical student interest in abortion education:

“Medical students want and value abortion education. Our research group conducted a survey of medical students at the University of Wisconsin, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the University of Minnesota, and found that 81% of students surveyed wanted to learn more about abortion care.  In another survey study of medical students conducted at a faith-based medical school, the majority of students were dissatisfied with the lack of education in abortion.”

Read the whole brief from the WOMB Lab here.