Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Cutler talks about post-Dobbs impacts on ob-gyn training with WPR

 Cutler talks about post-Dobbs impacts on ob-gyn training with WPR

A recent article published by Wisconsin Public Radio discusses the challenges facing ob-gyn and family medicine physicians after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision earlier this year, including uncertainty around how Wisconsin’s law criminalizing abortion will be enforced.

In “While enforceability of 1849 abortion ban is debated, health experts worry about OB-GYN recruitments”, Abby Cutler, MD, assistant professor in the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn, talks about possible challenges when it comes to recruiting new physicians to a state with abortion restrictions:

"But in a state like Wisconsin, where we're already concerned about women's health care providers, OB-GYN shortages, this is a real worry that we would not be able to recruit and retain physicians who want to work in this space or even just doctors, you know, who want to live here and are worried about the impacts of this law on their own health," said Cutler.”

Read the whole article here.