RHEDI envisions a world where both abortion and contraceptive care are provided within family medicine, and every person can receive patient-centered, full-spectrum reproductive health care without barriers.
Family physicians provide comprehensive health care across the lifecycle and are well-positioned to help provide this care.
Reproductive health care – including contraception, pregnancy options counseling, and abortion care – is an integral and routine aspect of family medicine. Family medicine departments provide education in these areas but the extent of training, particularly in abortion care, varies among medical schools and residency programs.
RHEDI is committed to:
RHEDI’s Theory of Change aims to improve access to just, equitable abortion care, particularly for marginalized communities, and to mainstream and destigmatize abortion care within family medicine. To achieve these outcomes, we work to expand and diversify the abortion-trained workforce in family medicine; develop leadership among pro-choice and abortion-providing family physicians; and promote reproductive justice, equity, and inclusive perspectives in primary care teaching and practice.