DDx Podcast Season 7 on Abortion from Figure 1 and Cleveland Clinic
June 12, 2023

A new season of the Figure 1 DDx podcast, in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, shares stories of abortion and its necessity within healthcare. 

Listeners of the top-rated podcast will meet three Cleveland Clinic obstetricians and hear how abortion affects the physical and mental health of their patients. From a molar pregnancy to fetal chromosomal abnormalities, these stories illustrate that abortion is an essential and life-saving medical procedure. 

Launching January 18, the season includes three episodes, each no longer than 13 minutes. Episodes will be released one per week. 

Episode 1, with high-risk obstetrician Dr. Stacey Ehrenberg, shares the story of a pregnant person who faced a molar pregnancy and an intrauterine pregnancy. 

Episode 2, with high-risk obstetrician Dr. Maeve Hopkins, highlights the story of a patient having a twin pregnancy, but later discovers only one twin would survive. 

Episode 3, with obstetrician Dr. Ashley Brant, discusses a major fetal cardiac anomaly, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and a patient who had to travel across state lines for care. 

About the DDx Podcast

DDx, medical shorthand for differential diagnosis, is a podcast about how doctors think and learn on the job. This top-rated podcast is hosted by Dr. Raj Bhardwaj and produced by Figure 1.

About Figure 1

Figure 1 is the world’s leading platform for medical case-based knowledge sharing and collaboration, and a winner of the Webby People’s Voice Award for Best App in the Experimental & Innovation category. With over 3 million registered members in 190 countries worldwide, the platform allows verified healthcare professionals of all kinds — from physicians and medical students, to nurse practitioners and physician assistants — to safely and securely collaborate on cases to lower costs and improve patient outcomes.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 72,500 employees worldwide are more than 5,050 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,800 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 22 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2021, there were 10.2 million total outpatient visits, 304,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 259,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries.

Source: Figure1