MDFC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

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Please provide basic information about yourself and your professional background.

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Your facility information: *

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How did you hear about MDFC?

What draws you to MDFC and the opportunity to be a member?

If you are currently engaged in reproductive health services- attempting to increase access to legal safe services in clinical settings-would you describe your work?

Professional Information

At your Undergraduate School, Were you part of the Medical Students For Choice (MSFC) *

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If your answer was yes to the above question, please list activities and events you participated in and mention which one was the most interesting to you.

As the latest available data indicates according to Guttmacher, In Rwanda an estimated 60,000 abortions are carried out annually, an annual rate of 25 abortions per 1,000 women, and almost all of which are unsafe. Furthermore, half of all abortions in Rwanda are performed by untrained individuals and are considered very high risk. An estimated 34% are provided by traditional healers and 17% are induced by the women themselves. As a result, 24,000 women and girls develop complications, out of which one-third do not receive treatment https://www.guttmacher.org/fact-sheet/abortion-rwanda.

In April 2019, Rwanda approved a new Ministerial Order N°002/MoH/2019 of 08/04/2019 determining conditions to be satisfied for a medical doctor to perform an abortion. Article 3 of the ministerial order expanded the exceptions for allowed grounds for permissible abortion for a pregnancy that is below 22weeks to include: 1.rape, 2.incest, 3.forced marriage, 4.risk to the health of the woman or the fetus and 5. the pregnant person is a child. The new law removed the need of court order to have an abortion under the above legal circumstances https://www.primature.gov.rw/index.php?id=42&no_cache=1&tx_drblob_pi1%5BdownloadUid%5D=691.

Please read carefully the following questions and tell us what you believe by answering Yes, No, Maybe or Not Sure

Under legal grounds, Are you comfortable providing safe abortion services at your facility? *

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Kindly give us at least two reasons supporting your response to the above question.

Women who have an abortion are ending a life? *

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Liberal abortion laws lead to more irresponsible sexual behavior? *

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I am comfortable discussing abortion with colleagues at my health facility? *

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Kindly give us at least two reasons supporting your response to the above question.

Please kindly upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) *

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Policy and Privacy

MDFC members are required to subscribe to the MDFC Charter.

Medical Doctors for Choice’s work is rights-based, aligned with the international women's rights framework to reduce maternal mortality. We focus on access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services while respecting the dignity and the autonomy of the health decisions of all people. All members subscribe to the following articles of the Charter:

  • Medical Doctors for Choice is a network of member physicians whose overarching goal is to improve reproductive health outcomes and to enhance women's autonomy to control their reproductive lives.

  • Medical Doctors for Choice is committed to promoting exchange, support, and collaboration among physicians in Rwanda, so that they can actively work towards ensuring that all people have access to quality and comprehensive reproductive health care, with respect for autonomy, information, and freedom of choice to make their own reproductive health decisions.

  • Members will draw upon their experience in their medical disciplines to harness their medical credibility and scientific expertise as health care providers dedicated to the best medical interest of beneficiaries. 

  • Members will actively work to make comprehensive, evidence-based reproductive health care, including legal safe abortion, accessible for women.

Once confirmed as a member, I hereby subscribe to the MDFC Charter. *

MDFC Membership is subject to the approval of the MDFC Board, as well as a check to ensure that the information provided is correct. The Board may decide to conduct additional basic research on your application and/or may consult with third parties about your application.

I authorize MDFC to check that the information I provided is correct. *

We also request you to carefully read and sign this General Release, Consent, and Waiver:

I hereby release and forever discharge Medical Doctors for Choice and its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, legal representatives, insurers, successors, and assigns from any and all claims, demands, damages, liabilities, and causes of action that I now have or may have in the future, whether known or unknown, of any nature, relating to or arising out of my selection or service as a member with MDFC whether or not due to MDFC strict liability, or any other breach or fault.  This includes but is not limited to, bodily injury, personal injury, property damage, loss or theft of property, economic loss, or any other damage, loss, or cost.

I agree to the MDFC General Release, Consent, and Waiver  *

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