OB/GYNs feel effect of US abortion bans on workforce, personal health, patient care

Based on interviews with 54 self-selected OB/GYNs, researchers reported in JAMA Network Open that OB/GYNs experienced “deep and pervasive” impacts from state abortion bans on workforce sustainability, physician health and patient outcomes.
“Prior to Dobbs v. Jackson, many studies documented how state-level abortion restrictions imposed stressful burdens on clinicians who provide abortion care, amplifying abortion stigma and interfering with patient-clinician rapport, thereby contributing to occupational stress, compassion fatigue and burnout,” Erika L. Sabbath, ScD,

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