||[Dec. 19th, 2004|11:55 am]
Medical Practitioners for Reproductive Choice
The community looked really blah with no entries, so I'm posting an intro. Feel free to do the same.
I would like to provide women with safe choices in their reproductive health. That is why I want to become a nurse-midwife. When I talk about reproductive choice, I mean everything from assisting at births to prescribing birth control, to teaching natural family planning, to performing abortions (or at least assisting at them). Lots of people think that midwives should only deliver babies, and my desire to do everything else makes them uncomfortable. While I love the idea of caring for women during their pregnancies in a way that empowers them, it is also important to me that they be empowered in all decisions they make about their reproductive health. This includes giving them the option to abort with a sensitive, compassionate health care provider.
So that's why I'm here. I'm very interested in hearing how people feel about their education and how reproductive health was addressed.