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.
Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) joined the recent movement among reproductive health and human rights agencies and petitioned the El Salvadorian government to decriminalize abortion for four instances: when the pregnancy threatens the life of the woman, threatens the woman’s mental or physical health, has a malformation incompatible with life, and/or is the product of sexual… Read more »
GDC/Ghana recently surveyed health providers to determine the prevalence of conscientious objection in the three regions of Northern Ghana: the Northern, Upper East, and Upper West regions. The results revealed that conscientious objection – refusing to provide services due to moral or religious beliefs – impeded access to critical reproductive health and maternal health care services. While it… Read more »
Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) signed the collaborative petition initiated by International Planned Parenthood Federation to include sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in the G20 Summit in July 2017. For the first time, the G20 is considering Universal Health Coverage as a priority issue. The petition urges the G20 to include sexual and reproductive health… Read more »