My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Medical Students For Choice, Philadelphia, PA, USA
I am a medical student who has long been interested in women's rights, but did not have the structure or skills to act on those interests until joining MS4C. Through lectures at my school, I learned specifics about different birth control methods, so that I now feel comfortable discussing the pros, cons and contraindications of various methods with patients. The organization helped me get to know other like-minded students so that we could write letters to our congressmen together, and share ideas for future events. I was inspired through my experience in MS4C to come to S. America, where I am currently working with migrant and poor families in workshops to promote self-esteem, to teach job-related skills, and to learn about effective (and accessible) methods of birth control.
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My own education (learning from MS4C discussions) and through the work I have been doing in women's health.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
make women's health less of a taboo topic. Yes, abortion rights are certainly part of the picture. In addition, there are so many larger issues related to reproductive rights and women's health that are often neglected. If we could make these more mainstream discussions, I think many people (regardless of political or religious beliefs) would benefit.
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