Who we are
We are pro-choice future Doctors
MSFC is an international organization founded by medical students in the USA in 1993 as a response to the almost complete deficit of abortion education in their medical training. MSFC works to ensure that medical students and trainees are educated about all aspects of reproductive health care, including abortion from legal to medical aspect- https://msfc.org/.
The Rwandan chapter of Medical Students for Choice was the first African MSFC chapter to be found in 2013. The MSFC Rwanda chapter has provided a good opportunity for the promotion of comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights topics among future doctors, with a special focus on abortion care.
Despite the sensitivity and legal restrictions around abortion in a Rwandan context, MSFC is the only opportunity for Rwandan medical students to discuss abortion issues looking at both legal and medical aspect, and it is a good occasion for future doctors to realize the burden weighing on women’s health and reproductive rights in general.
MSFC Rwanda is a good opportunity to identify advocacy strategy regarding comprehensive SRHR trainings among future doctors and means to reach the right targets. It is important to recognize the need of comprehensive reproductive health and rights and to advocate for them in the context of human rights.