Medical and Professional Organizations
Clinicians in Abortion Care
Membership organization for clinicians that is sponsored by NAF. Members are provided with opportunities for networking, mentorship, coalition building, advocacy, and training.
TEACH CREATE Program (Continuing Reproductive Education for Advanced Training Efficacy)
Partners with residency programs to provide a structured advanced training curriculum for advanced trainees that addresses the barriers between training and future reproductive health provision.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
A national umbrella organization for all local Planned Parenthood affiliates. The website has position papers, fact sheets, and FAQs about abortion.
Physicians for Reproductive Health (Physicians)
Supports and trains physicians in providing reproductive health advocacy and improving medical education. Their website contains information about their training programs and educational videos.
Seeks to ensure access to abortion by increasing services and raising awareness. Their website contains curriculum on making referrals, management of early pregnancy loss, and resources for nurses.
Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP)
Works directly with primary care providers to integrate abortion, contraception and miscarriage management, and links residents with mentors. See their site for helpful handouts and training tools.
RHEDI: Center for Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine
Provides funding and expertise to integrate comprehensive abortion and family planning training in family medicine residency programs. Their site has clinical resources for integrating services and fact sheets.
Ryan Residency Training Program
Provides resources to institute a dedicated, opt-out family planning rotation for OBGYN residencies.
Training and Employment
Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)
National organization for medical students. Their Training to Competence Externship provides residents with financial and logistical support for receiving abortion training.
Nursing Students for Choice (NSFC)
National organization for nursing students. Their site contains education resources and information about their Clinical Externship Program.
Fellowship in Family Planning
Fellowship based at UCSF with sites for graduates of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology residency programs throughout the U.S. Fellows are provided with specialized training in research, teaching, and clinical skills in contraception and abortion over two years.
Reproductive Health Care & Advocacy, GAPS, and Miscarriage Management Fellowships
These fellowships provide family physicians with further training in reproductive health care and advocacy. Fellows are provided with clinical, teaching and leadership skills over one year.
Reproductive Health Fellowship in Women’s Health
A one-year fellowship providing further training for family physicians in contraception and abortion.
TEACH Leadership Fellowship
This one-year fellowship provides family physicians with further training in reproductive health care, advocacy, and leadership. Fellows are provided with clinical, research, advocacy and leadership skills.
The Leadership Training Academy (LTA) of Physicians for Reproductive Health Physicians
This program provides physicians with training in advocacy, leadership and communication skills to become effective advocates. The training consists of webinars and 3 in-person meetings over 8 months.
Maternal Child Health and Obstetrics Fellowships
Some of these fellowships provide family physicians with further training in full spectrum reproductive health care. Ask specifically about inclusion of abortion training.
Creating a Clinician Corps (C3)
Matches clinicians with clinics and health centers with an immediate need for abortion providers.
STFM Access Listserv
A private discussion group to discuss clinical, educational and administrative issues in offering comprehensive reproductive health care services. For membership, email
Advocates for Youth
Helps young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health
Catholics For A Free Choice
Information and advocacy for patients, providers, and activists on abortion and reproductive health care issues within a catholic framework.
Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR)
Uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right
URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
Mobilizes and supports the diverse upcoming generation of leaders in reproductive justice.
Feminist Majority Foundation
Works to advance women’s equality and empower women and girls in all sectors of society.
NARAL-ProChoice America
Provides information and political action around issues of abortion and reproductive health care issues.
The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC)
Documents reproductive justice issues and uses activism to promote the voices of Native women.
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
Works on a broad range of issues that affect Asian Pacific American women, including reproductive justice.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities through education, advocacy and coalition building.
National Network of Abortion Funds
Network of independent organizations that provide financial assistance to women to pay for abortions.
National Partnership for Women & Families
Promotes fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care and policies that help parents meet the dual demands of work and family.
National Women’s Law Center
Champions policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives. Assists patients with insurance coverage for contraception (
Religious Coalition For Reproductive Choice
National organization of pro-choice clergy and churches. Can provide spiritual counseling
Sister Song
Builds networks to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities, and trains the next generation of activists.

* See Chapter 10  Organizational Resources for a) Hotlines, b) Legal, c) Research, and d) Sexuality Education.


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