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.



December 1, 2016

Ipas, an esteemed fellow international reproductive health organization, invited GDC/Ghana’s lead doctor Dr. John Koku Awoonor-Williams to present during this week’s African Abortion Research to Policy Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Awoonor-Williams presented as part of a panel discussion regarding second trimester abortion and also shared results from the GDC/Ghana study on conscientious objection prevalence… Read more »

November 4, 2016

We are proud to share GDC/Colombia’s first publication* in a blog hosted by the Colombian journal La Silla Vacía. This publication Dr. Maria M. Vivas asserts that, despite the stigma that abortion providers face, doctors who choose to provide abortions actually are conscientiously choosing to guarantee the women’s rights.  Doctors who chose to provide abortions do… Read more »

November 2, 2016

We are proud to share that a GDC article, which provides a quantitative instrument to measure the prevalence of conscientious objection (CO) to abortion provision, was accepted for publication. In order to better understand the practice of CO and thus to create better interventions, this article and tool were collaboratively developed by Drs. Koku Awoonor-Williams and… Read more »