We are a German network of doctors, medical students and other health professionals.
We are united in the belief that having an autonomous choice in all areas of sexuality, reproduction and family planning is essential to promote the equal rights of citizens and a fair and comprehensive health care system in our society. As Doctors for Choice Germany we are health-oriented, evidence-based and feminist. We reject any discrimination based on gender and sexuality. We rely on our experience and knowledge of reproductive health, the reports of our patients, results of high-quality studies, demands of international organisations like the World Health Organisation and other recommendations of national and international organisations.
Doctors for Choice Germany was founded in 2019 as a reaction to the decrease in access to abortion care and unsafe legal situation for abortion care providers throughout Germany. In a time where anti-abortion activists deliberately undermine our political debate with false information, we want to provide evidence-based, scientific facts. Even in the medical community many myths around abortion are still prevelant, as such we want to encourage doctors to actively promote evidence-based facts and encourage better access to abortion care.
Doctors for Choice Germany was founded by Alicia Baier (physician) and Leonie Kühn (medical student). They form the current executive board with Caroline Gabrysch (physician) and Paula Kurz (medical student). The young executive board has many years of experience in fighting for implementing and improving abortion teaching in medical faculties.
Most of our members are experienced gynaecologists and general practitioners, who have been committed to improving abortion care. Many of our members have been providing abortions for many years.
In the world we seek to promote, all people would have the right to…
- express their sexuality, as long as it is consensual and third parties are not disturbed in the process;
a state-funded contraception and sex education, beginning in early school;
decide how many children they want and to receive adequate government support if they decide to become parents;
have access to abortion care in the event of an (unwanted) pregnancy;
factual and evidence-based information on reproductive health topics, such as contraceptives and abortion care, regardless of the provider;
protection from false information about abortion and from attacks by anti-abortion activists;
access to counselling and medical treatment locally; and
reproductive health care that is covered by health insurance.