POLAND – Allies or opponents? Medical doctors in the debate on women’s right to abortion in Poland

POLAND – Allies or opponents? Medical doctors in the debate on women’s right to abortion in Poland

Why don’t gynaecologists in Poland engage socially and politically in activities that could lead to liberalization of the abortion law? What should happen for this situation to change? These questions were a starting point for formulating the objectives of a project implemented by the Foundation of Equality and Emancipation STER. This report, based on focus group discussions with medical students and residents, members of women’s organisations and groups, and practising doctors, is offered as a tool to mobilise and empower doctors who support women’s reproductive rights in the public debate on abortion in Poland. REPORT: Fundacja STER