August 09, 2022
Area(s) of Interest: Women's Health
The California Medical Association’s partner podcast the Nocturnists is launching a new storytelling project – The Nocturnists: Post-Roe America – to document the ramifications of Roe v. Wade’s repeal on the lives and practices of health care workers. Over the next year, they will be collecting stories from clinicians in red, blue and purple states about the impact of this ruling on clinical practice.
Physicians and other health care workers who care for pregnant patients, or work in the realm of sexual and reproductive health, are invited to contribute to this project. The Nocturnists want to hear from ob-gyns, family medicine and primary care doctors, oncologists, rheumatologists, fertility specialists, nurses, doulas and anyone else whose practice has been affected by this ruling. They especially encourage submissions from historically silenced groups. You will have the choice to be credited or have your contributions published anonymously.
To get this project underway, the Nocturnists have released a special podcast conversation with Executive Producer, family medicine physician and abortion provider Alison Block, M.D., who recently published an Op-Ed in The New York Times called "Why I Learned to Perform Second-Trimester Abortions for a Post-Roe America." In this conversation, Dr. Block speaks beautifully about the reality of abortion care on the ground, and the challenges we’re up against as we work to reinstate the right to choose for people across America.
For more information, visit thenocturnists.com.