US Counties Struggle with Ob-Gyn Shortage
Post-Roe Laws Make Training Difficult
– Half of US counties have no ob-gyn, creating a healthcare crisis for women.
– Post-Roe laws are preventing new doctors from getting the required training they need in order to become ob-gyns.
– This shortage is only going to get worse if these laws continue to be enforced.
The United States is facing a severe shortage of ob-gyns. In fact, half of all US counties do not have a single ob-gyn practicing within their borders. This is a serious healthcare crisis for women across the country, particularly those in rural areas who may have to travel long distances just to receive the care they need.
Unfortunately, the situation is only going to get worse. One major factor contributing to the shortage is the recent rise in laws aimed at restricting abortion rights, such as post-Roe laws. These laws are making it more difficult for doctors to get the training they need in order to become ob-gyns.
Ob-gyns are required to have experience in performing abortions in order to be certified. However, these new laws are making it difficult for doctors to get the necessary training. Some hospitals, for example, may have policies in place that prevent residents from performing abortions, which would limit their ability to be fully trained in the field of ob-gyn.
The shortage of ob-gyns is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Women across the country deserve to have access to adequate healthcare, regardless of where they live or their personal beliefs. Without addressing the root causes of this problem – including post-Roe laws – it will only continue to get worse.Original Article: https://www.wired.com/story/states-with-abortion-bans-are-losing-a-generation-of-ob-gyns/