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Dr. Peters on how abortion access affects urologists’ professional decision making

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"41% of practicing urologists said that if Dobbs had happened when they were looking for their current position, they would have picked a different job," says Chloe E. Peters, MD.

In this video, Chloe E. Peters, MD, highlights notable findings from the study, “Attitudes among Society of Women in Urology Members Toward Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,” for which she served as the lead author. Peters is a urology resident at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Video transcript:

They were surprising, just in how strongly people felt about this. We had a very good response; we had 329 responses. 42% of residents and fellows said that if Dobbs had happened when they were applying to their most recent match, they would have changed their rank list. 41% of practicing urologists said that if Dobbs had happened when they were looking for their current position, they would have picked a different job. And 60% said that when they're looking for their next job, there are states that they will avoid specifically because of the Dobbs ruling and abortion law. And then also, 82% said that if they needed an abortion, and they were in a state where that was restricted, they would want their employer to provide some form of financial or logistical assistance. Those numbers were higher than we anticipated. It's pretty substantial when you think about the fact that 30% of residents are women. If more than half of them avoid states where abortion is illegal, then that's a really substantial number of urologists not moving to those states.

This transcription has been edited for clarity.

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