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RESOLVE Kitchen Table Conversations: The Impact of Infertility & Women Physicians
A recent journal article stated that 1 in 4 women physicians deals with infertility – a shocking statistic that prompted this conversation around the need for openness, access, and support for females in, and entering, the healthcare field.
In this episode, Drs. Eliza Chin, MD, MPH, with the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), and Erica Kaye, MD, MPH, join RESOLVE’s President and CEO, Barb Collura to discuss their experiences and passion around advocating for fertility insurance coverage at work in the medical and health field, the importance of discussing reproductive identity and planning with future medical professionals, and how vital community support is for female physicians walking through this challenge – especially in light of dealing with an extremely personal issue in a professional setting.
Medical professionals are first and foremost focused on bringing healing and comfort to their patients, so many times dealing with their own grief around infertility, verbalizing their story, and prioritizing their healing can seem secondary or unimportant in relation to their patients’ varying situations. In helping physicians to name their grief and prioritize their healing, while providing resources to advocate for insurance coverage at their places of work and educating them on options for fertility planning, these women are helping to change the norm for how women physicians manage their own infertility journeys.
Watch the full episode to learn more about this prevalent issue and steps everyone can take to bring awareness and change the culture.
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