Many Residents Won’t Get Abortion Training if Roe Is Overturned

45% of OB-GYN Residency Programs Are in States Where Abortion is Likely to Be Banned

April 28, 2022
By Laura Kurtzman

Nearly half of obstetrics and gynecology residency programs in the U.S. may lack abortion training if Roe v. Wade is overturned in an upcoming Supreme Court decision, according to a new study by UC San Francisco and UCLA.

Researchers mapped OB-GYN residency programs across the U.S. and highlighted those in the 26 states that are expected to ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe in its ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which is expected by the end of June.