Our Bodies, Our Choices: Navigating Gynecologic Care for Patients and Parents*

Have you ever felt overwhelmed, confused, or unheard by a healthcare provider? Are you unsure of what care or discussions are needed for you or your family members? I want to ensure that patients feel confident having their voices heard by their physicians and providers.

This session will provide information on guidelines and care considerations for reproductive-aged patients, from teenage years through menopause, with a specific lens on how to be an informed patient and/or parent and an advocate in the current healthcare landscape. The session will be informational with opportunity to engage in question and answer. Topics will include routine gynecologic care, contraception, abortion care, and a focus on the patient-provider relationship. An understanding of the rights and restrictions for patients and doctors is more important now than ever before. We will explore the continuum of care in a post-Roe Ohio and how to be the best advocate for personal and collective reproductive rights.



Lucy Bucher D.O. (She/Her)

Dr. Lucy Bucher is a practicing OB/Gyn and Senior Director of Clinical Affairs at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital. She has lived in Athens County since 2005 when she moved here with her family to attend Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She is a parent to a son attending Earlham College and a daughter in 7th grader at Alexander Junior High. She and her husband have 3 dogs, 2 miniature donkeys, and a couple dozen chickens on their rural New Marshfield property.

She is passionate about educating patients to advocate for their health and well-being, and working to ensure the healthcare system and options in SE Ohio are equitable and adequate. She sees patients from adolescence to post-menopause who need gynecologic or obstetric care, including LGBTQ and gender diverse patients.


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