Jenny Higgins, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies
and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Laurel Rice, Professor and Chair of UWSMPH’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, wrote a Capital Times article called, “Access to contraception and abortion is as critical as ever during COVID-19 pandemic.”
Noting that health care systems in both Wisconsin and in the United States have decreased access to non-elective medical care in light of COVID-19, the authors point out that “contraception and abortion are not elective medical care.” Rather, “they are critical, time-sensitive health care services declared as urgent by major medical organizations in light of COVID-19,” particularly in a time when “the future of our economy looks increasingly uncertain and millions are losing their jobs.”
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