In June of 2022, the US Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health overturned Roe v Wade, finding that there was no federal constitutional right to abortion. Subsequently, almost one third of states have near-total abortion bans in effect. Our team distributed a confidential web-based survey to a sample of US-based rheumatologists to assess how the Dobbs decision is affecting the clinical care of reproductive-age females with rheumatic diseases (RMDs), including teratogen prescribing, pregnancy termination referrals, and rheumatologists’ perceived vulnerability to criminalization.
Bonnie L. Bermas, Irene Blanco, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, Ashira D. Blazer, Megan E. Clowse, Cuoghi Edens, Greer Donley, Leslie Pierce, Catherine Wright & Mehret B. Talabi,
The Impact of US Abortion Policy on Rheumatology Clinical Practice: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Rheumatologists,
Arthritis & Rheumatology
, Letters to the Editor (Online)
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