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Elective Rotation: Family planning in Washington DC

Contact: Nathalie Boittin

Location: Medstar Washington Health Center, Washington DC

I spent two weeks at the Medstart Washington Health Center in Wash DC, working with 2 OB/Gyn’s in the Family Planning Dept. We did medication abortions up to 10 weeks, and MVA/EVA’s in clinic up until 16 weeks in clinic, and up until 26 weeks in the OR (generally done because of fetal anomalies/maternal health beyond 1st trimester). A lot of time was devoted to counseling prior to procedures. Super interesting experience, in a large academic hospital setting with tons of residents, so very different from the Santa Rosa environment but good to experience as well.

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