Season 3

Episode 22 - Abortion: the Right to Choose - with Doctors for Choice Co-founder Dr. Alicia Baier

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Today, Xiaoran and Niko talk to Dr. Alicia Baier, Co-Founder & Chairwoman of Doctors for Choice Germany. Doctors for Choice Germany is a German network of physicians, medical students, and other health professionals that campaigns for better medical teaching on abortion. They hold educational events such as the “Papaya Workshop”.
Alicia talks about the abortion laws in Germany, discussing the different aspects of the current situation, including the lack of education on the topic, the myriad of ethical and political arguments as well as the feminist perspective, and the physical and psychological effects of pregnancy and abortion.
Alicia explains how medical students study to conduct an abortion and what the abortion procedure normally entails. She also talks about artificial conflicts between political parties, how the abortion law is developed, and the reasons behind it.

You can find more information about the Turnaway Study here.
Learn more about Doctors for Choice Germany here.
Learn more about Board Arbeitskreis Frauengesundheit in Medizin, Psychotherapie und Gesellschaft (AKF) here.
And about German Board International Federation of Abortion and Contraception Professionals (FIAPAC) here.

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