Domeyer-Klenske shares post-Dobbs essay with ACOG

In recognition of the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn Director Amy Domeyer-Klenske, MD wrote an essay for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists about the challenges of providing care in the year since Roe v. Wade was overturned. 

In “Bearing Witness to a Moment in History”, Domeyer-Klenske wrote about navigating clinical uncertainty, increased media visibility, and concerns about the future of reproductive health care:  

“One year has now passed since the Dobbs decision. It feels strange to recognize I’m part of a moment of history and feel obliged to bear witness to it. As educators, we struggle to teach students and residents about the care we need to provide now and to impart that this isn’t standard health care. I worry about what the next 10 years will look like. I worry about the sustainability of our workforce and the health of our patients. Medical care is unfortunately not black and white, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to patient care. We are challenged daily by restrictive laws that limit our patients’ access to needed health care and threaten the livelihood of our physician workforce.” 

Read the whole essay here