Insight With Beth Ruyak

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Shortage Of Maternal Healthcare Creates Crises In Parts Of California


There is a dire shortage of maternal healthcare in some parts of California.

Eight counties lack even a single licensed obstetrician-gynecologist, and 11 other counties don’t have enough to meet the needs of the community.

We’ll talk with CALmatters journalist Minerva Canto about the shortage of OB/GYN physicians in California, as well as the inadequate response by lawmakers to let certified nurse midwives fill the gap.

THE OB-GYN Shortage in Rural California. Nineteen counties in California have 5 or few OB-GYNs.

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