Jody Steinauer




Jody Steinauer, MD, MAS, is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences Department at UCSF. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz and UCSF’s School of Medicine, Jody also holds a Master’s Degree of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research at UCSF. After residency in OB/GYN at UCSF, she completed fellowships in both Women’s Health Clinical Research and Family Planning at UCSF. In addition to serving as the Co-director of the Family Planning Fellowship at UCSF she is the Director of OB/GYN Clinical Research at SFGH. She is currently studying the factors that contribute to abortion provision after residency, and the effect of family planning training in general. She is also studying methods to improve contraceptive compliance in patients, especially in patients at high risk of unintended pregnancy. As a medical student Jody founded Medical Students for Choice (MSFC), and she has continued to have a strong interest in policy through her work with MSFC and other organizations such as Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Oct 13th 2014

Abortion is a common experience for women around the world; yet, abortion is often excluded from the curricula of health professionals. This course, geared toward clinicians, health care workers, and students, aims to address this gap and will contextualize abortion care within a public health framework from both clinical and social perspectives.

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