Hard Time Getting a GYN appointment? It might soon get worse.
Rural areas in the US and around the world have historically had a difficult time attracting doctors at all, much less specialists. As reported recently on Think Progress, a new study from Doximity (a social networking site for doctors) has found that several major metropolitan areas in the US are at risk for severe Ob/Gyn shortages. The top 10 cities at risk are: Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles, Miami, Riverside CA, Detroit, Memphis, Salt Lake City, St. Louis MO and Buffalo
What is the "Global Gag Rule" and why should you care?
Photo credit: K Culwell, 2013. Family Planning counselor in Ethiopia. The Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, and now by the new ironic name, "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance" has been been in and out of effect since it was first signed by Ronald Reagan in 1984. Each Democratic president repeals it and each Republican president re-instates it. The rule prevents any US-government global health funds (previously limited only to family planning fun
What do Texas and Kenya have in common?
Photo credit: K Culwell, 2017. Woefully inadequate sex education. Having recently traveled to Kenya and heard the voices of many young people describing the barriers they face to accessing contraception and avoiding unwanted pregnancies and STIs, I was still moved by this excellent article describing research done by The Guttmacher Institute which revealed the lack of sex ed in Kenya. #sexed #kenya #globalhealth #publichealth #unplannedpregnancy #contraception #research #stis