Advocacy

Roe v. Wade Statement

July 29, 2022
Today the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. The Endocrine Society vigorously opposes government interference in medical decisions and policies that restrict access to reproductive health care and use of hormonal treatments. We will continue to advocate for protection of access to care, access to contraception, and access to other hormonal treatments for endocrine disease, as well as for support for women’s health research, funding for Title X programs, and for medical decisions being determined by a physician and patient, based on medical evidence rather than politics. In anticipation of this decision, we recently worked with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on an emergency resolution at the AMA House of Delegates. The resolution, which was passed, focuses on the physician-patient relationship without government interference and on training physicians about reproductive care. 
  
We are concerned that recent restrictions in state laws and actions by courts could have repercussions on our members’ ability to treat their patients who seek hormonal care for infertility, PCOS, and other endocrine conditions in accordance with best medical practices. We believe that healthcare decisions need to be the purview of patients and their physicians, guided by medical evidence, not politicians.
 
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