Steve Calvin, M.D.Associate Scholar
Steve Calvin is board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has cared for mothers and babies with the entire range of pregnancy concerns. As founder and medical director of the Minnesota Birth Center he strongly supports pregnancy care for low-risk mothers that is provided by nurse midwives in birth centers and hospitals.
He believes that health care reform should start where we all did – with pregnancy and birth, and that all mothers deserve comprehensive team-based care for a single package price. To that end he developed the BirthBundle® and is focused on improving care for mothers and babies covered by Medicaid.
He is currently in the last year of an appointed four-year term on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Advisory Committee on Infant and Maternal Mortality.
Steve Calvin, M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Clinical Scholar track in the Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health at the University of Minnesota, where he served as co-chair of the Program in Human Rights and Health from 2000 to 2016.
Preterm birth is one of the most significant challenges facing the field of obstetrics and remains a considerable public health issue. For years, concerns have been raised about a potential association between frequently performed induced abortion procedures and preterm delivery in subsequent pregnancies. Such concerns have been largely ignored in mainstream U.S. medical literature and are unknown to wider public opinion. However, a growing body of worldwide evidence suggests that the association between preterm birth and history of induced abortion is indeed credible.