Changing Landscape of Academic Women's Health Care in the United States

series:International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine

Since 2005 a dozen states and more than 15 specialties have reported a physician shortage or anticipate one in the next few years. This anticipated shortage and a worsening of physician distribution are compounded by a projected increased demand for women’s healthcare services.Women’s healthcare is particularly vulnerable, because the obstetrician-gynecologist workforce is aging and is among …