May 9 Webinar – Creating a Movement for Climate-Smart OBGYN Care

Creating a Movement for Climate-Smart OBGYN Care

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | Virtual | 9:00 AM PT

Women and girls are uniquely vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change. Prenatal exposure to air pollution from fossil fuels and extreme weather is associated with adverse maternal-fetal health. Impacts include stillbirth, low birth weight, and preterm delivery. These impacts are borne disproportionately by women from disadvantaged communities, including low-income communities and communities of color.

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) is a critical health care service – millions of women worldwide seek OBGYN care annually, including clinic visits, prenatal and obstetric care, and gynecologic surgeries. Given the magnitude of women’s health services, it is no surprise that OBGYN care contributes to health care’s climate footprint

Recognizing these unique threats, obstetricians and gynecologists are increasingly advocating for climate-smart health care strategies to protect their patients and the planet. In this physician-led session, you will learn how three OBGYNs are engaging and educating their colleagues and creating an OBGYN climate-smart health care movement.