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Elective Rotation: Abortion training in Mexico DF

Contact: Ann Griego

Location: Mexico DF

I spent a rich month in Mexico City working at the abortion clinics CIPA and Acompanme. These clinics are run by a husband and wife (she is a generalist and he is a surgeon). They are leaders in abortion care in Mexico and throughout Latin America – having trained midwives and other physicians. They are a strong commitment to safe and quality care. You need a full month to come. I found the training focused as much on the practical procedural technique as on the history and sociopolitical context of women’s reproductive health – both locally and internationally. The volume at this clinic, however, is not as high as Marie Stopes (1-4 procedures/day). I was so grateful for the opportunity to work with and know this couple. Strong Spanish is a must.

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