Pablo Rodriguez MD

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez is associate chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women and Infants' Hospital in Providence, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island, and is a clinical assistant professor at Brown University's Program in Medicine.

A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School, he specializes in advanced endoscopic surgery and is recognized as one of the pioneers in the use of lasers in Rhode Island. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and by the American Board of Laser Surgery and Medicine.

He is a well-known leader in the Hispanic community and an active participant in civic and charitable organizations. He chairs the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee and the Democracy Compact, a statewide voter participation project. For the last three years he has been the vice chair of the Rhode Island Foundation and led the effort for the $1.5 million Capital Campaign to benefit Progreso Latino, the leading social service agency for new immigrants.

He was actively involved in the Health Care Reform Commission in charge of drafting the Rite Care legislation in Rhode Island and has been involved in numerous Health Department initiatives such as chairman of the Minority Health Advisory Committee and the Preventive Health Advisory Commission.

He has received numerous awards for his community involvement including Community Service Award from the American Medical Association in 1994 and Planned Parenthood of RI in 1996. In 1996 he was named a Community Hero Torchbearer for the Olympic Torch Relay of the 1996 Olympics.

Most recently, he has been awarded with an award that bears his name by the R.I. Department of Health for his work on behalf of minority health and also received the Bertram Jaffee Award for advocacy in Public Health, given by the R.I. Public Health Association. The John Hope Settlement House also gave him their highest honor, The Paris Vaughn Sterett Award for community service, and the Ministers Alliance bestowed him with the Martin Luther King Service Award at their Annual MLK Day Breakfast.

Host of radio and television programs "Hablemos" on WELH 88.1 FM and Telemundo 50, Dr. Rodriguez works actively for the empowerment of women, minorities and the poor by portraying positive messages of hope through education.

He is the Board Chair of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

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A Slippery Slope: The POPLINE Controversy

Pablo Rodriguez MD

Call it censored, call it buried, call it lost - the search term “abortion” was all of the above for approximately a month on POPLINE. “Contraception,” “sexuality,” and “reproductive health” are the next stopwords, unless we remain vigilant and protest loudly.

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