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.
GDC’s international network helped connect National Geographic to doctors in El Salvador and contributed to international advocacy by helping to expose the realities in a country with some of the most restrictive reproductive health laws in the world. We thank Nina Strochlic, writer at National Geographic, for her work and dedication to women across the world.
We are proud to share an article that features GDC/Colombia discussing the impact of stigma on the legality of abortion and urging abortion to be completely decriminalized because it is a health service.
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 »