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Access to reproductive care for kidney patients Hot Topics in Kidney Health

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In 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned precedent established by Roe v Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. Family planning decisions can be difficult and complex for kidney patients. On today’s episode, we’ll discuss how this impacts kidney patients and disadvantaged patients with limited access to healthcare.
 
On this episode we spoke with, 
Harriett Oppenheim
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Harriett Oppenheim has over fifteen years of experience working in the public sector. Harriett graduated from Jackson State University in May 2005 in Jackson, Mississippi where she received her Bachelors Degree in English. Before beginning law school Harriett served as the Project Organizer for the Mississippi Women’s Health Project with the ACLU of Mississippi. Harriett attended the University Of Mississippi School Of Law where she received her Jurist Doctorate in May 2008.  After graduating law school Harriett then served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Lillie Blackmon Sanders of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Natchez, Mississippi. She also served as Advocacy Coordinator/Attorney for the ACLU of Mississippi’s Juvenile Justice Program. Harriett is now a Senior Trial Attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the Jackson Area Office. Harriett is a Member of the Mississippi Bar Association, American Bar Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Employment Law Association, American Constitution Society, and Magnolia Bar Association. She is married to Jed Oppenheim and has a two year old son.
Dr. Andrea Oliverio
Dr. Andrea Oliverio is a nephrologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the reproductive health of people with kidney disease and improving patient-centered reproductive counseling in this population. She sees patients with all stages and types of kidney disease in clinic and has a particular focus on young adults and people with glomerular disease.
 
Do you have comments, questions, or suggestions? Email us at NKFpodcast@kidney.org. Also, make sure to rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts.
 
Additional Resources: 
Dobbs Ruling Puts Kidney Patients in Jeopardy
Find information about abortion policies in your state
Information on contraception and abortion
Find and connect with abortion clinics, services and resources by state

In 2022, the US Supreme Court overturned precedent established by Roe v Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion. Family planning decisions can be difficult and complex for kidney patients. On today’s episode, we’ll discuss how this impacts kidney patients and disadvantaged patients with limited access to healthcare.
 
On this episode we spoke with, 
Harriett Oppenheim
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Harriett Oppenheim has over fifteen years of experience working in the public sector. Harriett graduated from Jackson State University in May 2005 in Jackson, Mississippi where she received her Bachelors Degree in English. Before beginning law school Harriett served as the Project Organizer for the Mississippi Women’s Health Project with the ACLU of Mississippi. Harriett attended the University Of Mississippi School Of Law where she received her Jurist Doctorate in May 2008.  After graduating law school Harriett then served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Lillie Blackmon Sanders of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Natchez, Mississippi. She also served as Advocacy Coordinator/Attorney for the ACLU of Mississippi’s Juvenile Justice Program. Harriett is now a Senior Trial Attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the Jackson Area Office. Harriett is a Member of the Mississippi Bar Association, American Bar Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., National Employment Law Association, American Constitution Society, and Magnolia Bar Association. She is married to Jed Oppenheim and has a two year old son.
Dr. Andrea Oliverio
Dr. Andrea Oliverio is a nephrologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the reproductive health of people with kidney disease and improving patient-centered reproductive counseling in this population. She sees patients with all stages and types of kidney disease in clinic and has a particular focus on young adults and people with glomerular disease.
 
Do you have comments, questions, or suggestions? Email us at NKFpodcast@kidney.org. Also, make sure to rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts.
 
Additional Resources: 
Dobbs Ruling Puts Kidney Patients in Jeopardy
Find information about abortion policies in your state
Information on contraception and abortion
Find and connect with abortion clinics, services and resources by state

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