We are an international network of physicians advocating for access to safe reproductive health care.


Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) is an international network of physicians advocating for access to safe, comprehensive, evidence-based reproductive health care. By creating opportunities for doctors to engage in local reproductive health initiatives that effect policy change and by providing them with additional opportunities to learn from other physicians’ experiences, GDC contributes the powerful physician’s voice to global advocacy efforts promoting reproductive health and rights, including safe abortion. GDC has action centers in Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Mexico, and South Africa, and a coordinating team in the United States. Learn more about Global Doctors for Choice.



September 20, 2016

Global Doctors for Choice signed onto a collaborative advocacy statement, written by a variety of youth-led and sexual and reproductive health rights groups, that urges the Polish government to comply with its human right obligations. On September 22, 2016, when two relevant reproductive health bills will be presented to the Polish Parliament, this statement also… Read more »

September 16, 2016

We are proud to share Dr. Wendy Chavkin’s paper. Dr. Chavkin, Board Manager and founding member of Global Doctors for Choice, co-authored a paper that argues conscientious objection policies and debates around the world often do not take into account the social, political, and economic pressures that profoundly influence clinicians who must decide whether to claim… Read more »

September 15, 2016

Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) supports the recent petition to the Brazilian Supreme Court, which proposes to expand government health services and social supports for women, children, and families affected by the growing Zika health emergency. GDC supports all initiatives to ensure that women throughout Brazil have the information, access to healthcare services, access to family… Read more »