Exploring primary care physicians’ knowledge and attitudes toward abortion
Awarded 2016
Complex Family Planning Fellowship Research
Allison Paul, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Despite their predominantly pro-choice attitudes, US primary care physicians view abortion as an “adverse outcome” and a procedure that should be “rare”. This project seeks to define the knowledge base and attitudes of US primary care physicians around abortion, and how these misconceptions and lack of knowledge translate into the pro-choice medical community’s reluctance to support abortion provision and providers.