The Supreme Court overturned the decision to allow abortion.

She is less certain now.

The third year of medical school student told Insider that this has pushed her away more for her own mental health. I can't imagine myself going into a field that is governed so much. It's like medicine already has so many things that are out of our hands.

The experience of other medical students who are considering specializing in reproductive care but also know they will have to navigate a political minefield is similar to that of Suh.

'They're going to have to go through all of these hurdles'

Natalie Sorias, a third-year medical student at the University of Massachusetts, told Insider that she's passionate about women's reproductive healthcare, and despite the challenges ahead, she will most likely continue to work in the field.

"I went into medical school to keep an open mind, but the population that I really care about is women," Sorias said.

She noticed that the people who were neglected were women and that the impact on children was inescapable.

Sorias said she was angry and disappointed by the decision to overturn the abortion law.

She said that people come to America to brag about its amazing healthcare and advancement. Being in this country meant that I wanted to be a part of the worldwide example of reproductive justice. It's kind of embarrassing that we're not and it's really disappointing for the people who would be affected.

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Pro-life demonstrators carry signs as they march January 23, 2006 in downtown Los Altos, California. Dozens of pro-life supporters from St. Nicholas Church marched to mark the 33rd anniversary of the supreme court decision to legalize abortion.
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She is concerned about matching into a residency program in a state that does not offer the full range of education on reproductive health, as well as how competitive programs may become in states where abortion is legal.

Resident physicians are trained in a residency program after medical school. A study published in the journal "Pediatrics" shows that nearly half of the residents in the area are training in programs located in states that are not likely to provide in-state abortion training.

Sorias said that it was not only difficult. "It increases the competition for anyone trying to go intoObstetrics, which is gate keeping a career that needs more providers to begin with."

Eshani Dixit is a medical student at Rutgers.

Making sure that I have access to education that is relevant to my desire to become an abortion provider but also relevant to the practice of OB/Gyn as a field is difficult.

She said she doesn't want to perform an abortion in a state where it's not legal.

She said that she was nervous about being in those types of situations and not having enough time to adequately care for her patients.

Morgan Levy is a third-year med student at the University of Miami in Florida, where abortions are banned after 15 weeks with a few exceptions.

Levy said she will have to consider a residency rotation out of state because she worries that there is a significant portion of the training in the field that she wouldn't be able to get.

A lot of students are going to face that reality. They're going to have to go through a lot of obstacles to get the training they want.

'We do what's best for the patient'

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A general view of an exam room inside the Hope Clinic For Women in Granite City, Illinois, on June 27, 2022. - Abortion is now banned in Missouri.
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Travel rotations for residents to obtain abortion training in states with abortion access should be established. The large number of residents that are training in states with limited access to abortion may not be possible with travel rotation.

Residency programs in states with restrictions on abortion would be required to give residents alternative training if the proposals are approved.

The proposed revisions help ensure that residency programs provide residents with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to practice comprehensive reproductive health care in the United States.

There is still time for the public to comment on the proposed revisions before they are put to a vote.

It is feared that providers will become toopathetic to patients' needs as they are placed in uncertain circumstances when seeking abortions.

What is best for the patient is what we do. She said that they went through the best treatment first. If she ends up in a state that restricts abortions, the scope of her training and the care she can give will be compromised.

When there's fully set laws that prevent doctors from giving the best possible care to a patient that's mentally taxing.

Even if abortion isn't heavily banned, there's still a domino effect.

Even though it's still legal to get an abortion, there's a noticeable increase in the number of people who come in to see what options are available to become infertile.

As a result of states having different policies, Sorias and Suh are concerned about the proper training for residents in OBGYN.

It is life-saving care that OBGYNs should be trained to provide abortions. It doesn't make sense to me that over half of the country's OBGYN providers don't know how to do that. I would be very upset and frightened.

The impact on physician training will be dire, and the consequences will be long lasting, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Medical education needs to be comprehensive and our trainees need to be prepared to meet all patient needs. Patients will have to question whether their ob-gyn has access to the quality of training that they have come to expect when 44% of OBGYN residents are trained in states that are now able to ban abortion.