Jane: An Abortion Service – Film and Panel Discussion

Jane: An Abortion Service – Film and Panel Discussion

Join Midwest Access Project and the University of Chicago Film Studies Center on March 1, 2018 for a free public documentary screening and discussion. The film, “Jane: An Abortion Service,” tells the story of the underground women’s network in Chicago that provided abortions from 1969 to 1973 when it was illegal in Illinois and most other states. Learn more about Jane in this recent “All Things Considered” piece.

A MAP trainee alumni will participate in a post-screening panel discussion about the film and the current state of reproductive health and rights. The March 1 event will be held at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., at 7:00 p.m. with doors openings 30 minutes in advance. Seating is first come, first served; no RSVPs are taken. Get more event details at the University of Chicago Film Studies Center website.

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Focus Group: Midwives and Nurses

Focus Group: Midwives and Nurses

Update: Registration is now open!

Midwest Access Project (MAP) trains healthcare professionals to provide reproductive and sexual health services. MAP is hosting a focus group for the nursing, APN, and CNM community to learn more about the community’s barriers, access to, and interests in reproductive health training.

MAP Board Member and Midwife Stephanie Tillman will facilitate this important conversation. This event is co-sponsored by MAP and Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Thursday, March 1, 2018
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood (address provided to registrants by Feb. 26)

Both students and providers are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Register online now.

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Published Assessment of Our Training Model

Published Assessment of Our Training Model

Update: On Feb. 6, WBEZ 91.5 interviewed MAP’s founder, Debra Stulberg, and mentioned the Contraception article. Listen to the radio interview and read the article on WBEZ’s site.

The January 2018 edition of Contraception, an international reproductive health journal, includes an article detailing the effectiveness of the Midwest Access Project training model. The piece shares the results of a follow-up survey of medical students, residents, and practicing clinicians who participated in MAP individual clinical training. In brief, the survey shows that a majority of alumni have gone on to provide full scope contraception and pregnancy options counseling, and more than half provide abortion care in their communities.

This is an important milestone for the Midwest Access Project, since Contraception is a prestigious, peer-reviewed academic journal. Read the Contraception abstract online (full article will be free to read for a limited time, starting soon; after that, a subscription or purchase will be required).

Want to help us spread the news? Here’s something to share on Twitter—and please follow us @MWAccessProject, too!

Tweet this: As published in @ContraceptionJL, @MWAccessProject’s innovative training program improved trainees’ preparation and increased their commitment to provide abortion care, providing reproductive health care services where they wouldn’t have otherwise existed. https://ctt.ec/d4YdO+

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On #GivingTuesday, Expand Reproductive Health with MAP

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November 28, 2017 is Giving Tuesday. After Thanksgiving and the shopping-heavy weekend that follows, #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement to encourage people to donate their time and money to causes they hold dear.

If you don’t know us well, the Midwest Access Project works to expand access to reproductive health care. We train health care providers and educate the public about a full spectrum of reproductive health issues: abortion care, contraception, and pregnancy options counseling. We’re based in Chicago, though we work in urban and rural areas across the region.

In 2017 the Midwest Access Project celebrates our 10th anniversary, and over the past decade we’ve made great strides. We have trained 185 providers, many of whom have gone on to become reproductive justice leaders in addition to providing compassionate, evidence-based health care.

Your $25 gift on Giving Tuesday will help the Midwest Access Project look forward to the next 10 years. Join the effort to fill gaps in medical education and reduce barriers to care. We deeply value every donation. Will you donate $25 today?

Thank you in advance for your support of reproductive health!

P.S. If you’re on Twitter, will you share a message about your support of MAP on #GivingTuesday? Click here for a sample tweet that you can customize. Want to invite a friend to donate? Here’s a sample direct message: “Thank you for participating in #GivingTuesday and supporting @MWAccessProject with your $25 gift. Make your donation here: http://midwestaccessproject.org/giving-tuesday-2017/”