Dr. Julia Arnold VanRooyen
Dr. Julia is a passionate advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights, including access to contraception and abortion care. She is a board-certified gynecologic surgeon with subspecialty training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and received her medical degrees and training from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Northwestern, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Julia worked as a Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, directing a capacity building program for fistula repair in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and throughout her career has dedicated her time and skills to multiple international humanitarian projects, including conducting research on the use of rape as a weapon of war. She has also enjoyed teaching high school biology and reproductive health. Her latest project is a film script, Red Notice, a medical-legal drama set in a future where abortion has been banned and the government tightly monitors all pregnancies from conception.