Professor Jenny Higgins Weighs in on Reproductive Health During Pandemic

Jenny Higgins, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies Jenny Higgins photo
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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