Jackson Memorial Hospital
1611 NW 12th Ave
Miami, Florida 33136
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A promoter/instructor is an abortionist who recruits or trains abortionists. They occupy a strategic position, for without the instructor, there are no new abortionists.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami
YOB: January 1976
This practitioner currently holds staff privileges at the following hospital/medical/health institutions:
University of Miami Hospital; Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami
During the internship year, OB/GYN residents in our program spend two-three days per week over a six week period at the University of Miami Reproductive Health Services Clinic. Co-directed by Drs. Carla Lupi and Paul Norris, UMRHC provides surgical and medical abortions, uterine evacuation for failed pregnancies, and consultation on complicated contraceptive management.
Following a nationally devised curriculum, residents learn surgical procedures and pain management, counseling and communication skills, and principles of public health and evidence based medicine as related to family planning. This well-rated rotation provides first year residents valuable one-on-one didactic interaction with faculty members and full involvement in procedures and patient care.
The program has received its initial funding from the Ryan Residency Training Program in Family Planning and Abortion, a nationally available philanthropic effort designed to insure a solid education in the range of family planning services that obstetrician-gynecologists should master.
We look forward to the addition of Dr. Christopher Estes, a Family Planning Fellowship graduate from Columbia University, to our faculty. His leadership will enable the development of our own fellowship program and participation in multi-centered research. With reproductive health and family planning specifically at the international forefront of women’s health issues, a robust program is a must at our “global” university medical school.
Christopher Estes, MD, MPH, does not tolerate misinformation about reproductive health care. “Whenever I hear a conversation about contraception or abortion, I work my way into it to be sure that the truth is heard.”
Dr. Estes has many chances to step in, both in English and Spanish. He is an ob-gyn who practices at two Miami hospitals and teaches at University of Miami’s medical school. He has taken on myths like “IUDs and abortions make you sterile, birth control pills cause cancer, and women who have abortions are stupid, irresponsible, selfish, or all three.”
He does not get tired of challenging these misconceptions, whether in casual conversation, grand rounds, or a staff meeting. Dr. Estes wants to make reproductive health care as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. He is open about the fact that he provides elective abortions at one of the two hospitals where he practices (the other institution allows the procedure only when the woman’s physical or mental health is threatened or the fetus is at risk for abnormality). “I let people know what I do, wherever I go.”
January 20, 2012 | David Crary, AP National Writer
Dr. Christopher Estes, an obstetrician-gynecologist and abortion provider in Miami, described the influx of restrictive laws in Florida and elsewhere as dismaying.
“All these things don’t do anything to decrease women’s need for abortion,’’ he said. “It just hurts their care — particularly for the most vulnerable women.”
Estes, who teaches at the University of Miami’s medical school, said pressure from anti-abortion activists is unlikely to ease.
“They are equally ignorant and determined — it’s a bad combination,’’ he said. “They’re on a very misguided moral crusade and I don’t see it going away.’’