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.