MYA Network Clinicians in the News
What a pregnancy actually looks like before 10 weeks – in pictures
The Trade-Offs for Privacy in a Post-Dobbs Era
A vast system of digital networks—called Health Information Exchanges, or HIEs—link patient data across thousands of health care providers around the country. With the click of a mouse, any doctor can access a patient’s records from any other hospital or clinic where that patient has received care, as long as both offices are connected to the same HIE.
Risking Everything to Offer Abortions Across State Lines
Doctors and midwives in blue states are working to get abortion pills into red states — setting the stage for a historic legal clash.
Viral Photos Show What Early Abortions Actually Look Like
Currently, 14 states ban abortion at least this early in gestation, and more will pass bans next year. Even at nine weeks, the nascent embryo inside this tissue isn’t visible to the naked eye.
Online Abortion Provider and ‘Activist Physician’ Michele Gomez Is Expanding Early Abortion Options Into Primary Care
“It’s frustrating when bureaucracy gets in the way of real patient care,” said Dr. Michele Gomez, a self-proclaimed “activist physician” supporting fellow doctors who want to offer abortions as part of primary care.
What An Early Pregnancy Looks Like: Doctors Explain Viral Photos
Photos taken of pregnancy tissue removed from the uterus at four to nine weeks look nothing like the image anti-abortion activists would have you imagine.
Opinion: Call to stop the politicization of health care
Currently, in the U.S., one in three pregnant people no longer has access to legal abortion in their state. People in Maryland still have access to legal abortion but there are a number of candidates in the upcoming midterm election who are working to take that access away. As clinicians, we must advocate on behalf of our patients and call to only support candidates who will fight to keep abortion accessible.
What’s the difference between miscarriage and abortion? For some women, it’s hard to tell
Thousands of demonstrators gathered at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to Foley Square on October 2, 2021 to stand against the Texas abortion ban and show their support for women’s rights. Following a rally with speakers, protesters then marched up to Washington Square Park.
There may be little distinction between the two, but lawmakers won’t listen and doctors are wary – and women pay the price.
Online Abortion Provider Christie Pitney of Forward Midwifery: “Fast, Convenient Care”
“Abortion and all sexual and reproductive healthcare is just healthcare,” said Christie Pitney, a midwife serving patients in California, Colorado, Oregon and Massachusetts. “It should be accessible without having to jump through all of these hoops.”
Abortion Pill Providers Experiment With Ways to Broaden Access
These new efforts, which test the legal boundaries, have sprung up since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and many states restricted abortion.
Online Abortion Provider Razel Remen: ‘Telemedicine Abortion Is Safe and Reliable’
Online Abortion Provider Robin Tucker: “I’m Trying To Remove Barriers. … It Feels Great To Be Able To Help People This Way”
Robin Tucker’s Bethesda-based Metro Area Advanced Practice Healthcare serves “all genders, all lifestyles, all types of bodies” with reproductive and sexual health care, and offers telehealth, office visits and even house calls, with an “emphasis on harm reduction, trauma informed care and following the Health At Every Size philosophy.”