For the New School Year: Medical and Nursing Students for Choice

By Rachel Walden — August 11, 2010

As we know, the majority of U.S. counties lack an abortion provider, and ensuring that proper training in the procedure is available to future healthcare providers is one key aspect of making and keeping abortion available. As the new school year approaches and new medical and nursing students are arriving at campuses all over the country, we thought we’d list resources for students interested in organizing to promote and protect abortion training in their programs. Two organizations working hard to provide information and resources on abortion training and availability are Medical Students for Choice and Nursing Students for Choice.

Medical Students for Choice provides student organizing resources including tips on curriculum reform and tools for student leaders, a list of U.S. and Canadian ob/gyn and family practice residency programs that offer abortion training, recommended reading, and other tools and support. The organization is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Nursing Students for Choice is a relatively new organization that focuses on reproductive health training for nursing students. Their website provides resources for getting involved and for starting campus chapters. The organization also has a new blog as well as Facebook presence.

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