For a week, 42 doctors from around the country gathered in Washington, DC because they share a calling to improve reproductive health services for women, families, and communities. With hands-on training, they learned how to use their expertise and voices to be an advocate in the media. They also learned skills for sharing their knowledge and experience with policymakers, and they tested their new abilities with a day on Capitol Hill, calling on their federal lawmakers to make abortion accessible for all.
These doctors are the 13th class in the Academy and will train throughout the next nine months to hone their skills and leadership. Their voices will join a chorus of several hundred past alumni who will work throughout their careers to protect and advance comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care.