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Aishwarya is a fourth year medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Before starting medical school, she received a BA in Public Health Studies and French from Johns Hopkins University and an MHS in Mental Health with a certificate in Population and Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her passions include women’s health, mental health policy, social determinants of health, and the link between physical and mental health.

Healthcare engagement and follow-up after perceived discrimination in maternity care

As unconscious bias and discrimination comes to the forefront of national conversation, it is fitting to discuss bias in the healthcare system. Though we pledge to treat all patients fairly and to the best of our capacity, regardless of their background, increasing evidence suggests that healthcare providers, too, have bias and exhibit behaviors perceived by… Read More »

POLICY UPDATE: Contraception Coverage

The burden of contraception falls primarily on women. In the United States, women need prescriptions for the majority of contraceptive methods, and so are vulnerable to changes in the healthcare system affecting access to care. Recently, President Trump has issued executive orders on religious liberty and related subjects that have paved the way for a rule… Read More »