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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Our next guest is here to give an illuminating look at the state of abortion access in America, with the first long-term study of the consequences — emotional, physical, financial, professional, personal, and psychological — of receiving versus being denied an abortion on women’s lives.

What happens when a woman seeking an abortion is turned away? Diana Greene Foster, PhD, decided to find out. With a team of scientists — psychologists, epidemiologists, demographers, nursing scholars, and public health researchers — she set out to discover the effect of receiving versus being denied an abortion on women’s lives.

Her new book, "The Turnaway Study," offers an in-depth examination of the real-world consequences for women of being denied abortions and provides evidence to refute the claim that abortion harms women.

Diana Greene Foster is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and director of research at Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health. 

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation’s jails every year. What happens to them as they carry their pregnancies in a space of punishment? In this time when the public safety net is frayed, incarceration has become a central and racialized strategy for managing the poor.

In her book Jailcare, Carolyn Sufrin explores how jail has, paradoxically, become a place where women can find care. Carolyn Sufrin is a medical anthropologist and an obstetrician-gynecologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday are Drs. Malcolm Paine and Kimberley Sampson. Both are specialists in obstetrics and gynecology with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. 

Joining us this afternoon for Medical Monday is Dr. Nicholas Kulbida, a board-certified OB-GYN who sees patients and delivers babies at Bellevue Women’s Center in Niskayuna, New York. He’s here to answer your questions.

    

In the studio today for Medical Monday is Dr. Heidi Godoy, a gynecologic oncologist at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and assistant professor at Albany Medical Center.

Dr. Nicholas Montalto
CNY Fertility

Joining us on this Medical Monday is Dr. Nicholas Montalto, an OB-GYN and Medical Director of the Robotic Surgery Division at Ellis Medical Group here in the Capital Region.

Joining us today on Medical Monday to answer your questions on obstetrics and gynecology are Drs. Amy Novatt and Rachel Masch.

Joining us today on Medical Monday to answer your questions on obstetrics and gynecology are Drs. Amy Novatt and Rachel Masch.

A member of the Mid Hudson Medical Group practicing in Rhinebeck and Kingston, Dr. Amy Novatt is a graduate of New York Medical College in Manhattan.

Formerly the chief resident at Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, Novatt received certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and gynecology in 2009.