Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

Reproductive rights are the cornerstone of women’s health and independence. These include the right to voluntary marriage; the right to determine the timing, number and spacing of children; and freedom from sexual violence and coercion. Women in the U.S. and around the world encounter numerous obstacles to making fully informed reproductive choices, including lack of information and access to comprehensive services, prohibitive costs, cultural and societal taboos and customs, and poorly trained or ideologically compromised healthcare providers. Many of our member centers are conducting research, disseminating information and raising awareness about women’s health and health policy issues.

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By Linda Basch, PhD, PresidentToday, I'm urging everyone in our network to contact their Representatives to denounce HR 358 -- a catastrophic measure...
By Talia WeisbergI had the amazing opportunity to participate in a NOW webinar moderated by Terry O’Neill, President of NOW, “The Budget...
By Kate Meyer*"If you hide what you do, you must believe you can only do what you do through deception” said Christine Quinn, speaker of...
 By Sunny Daly*Roe v Wade: flagship, war cry, historical reference, generational divide, false security blanket, real security blanket, cause...
By Nancy Northup*This month signifies the importance of taking a stand for reproductive rights. Sixty-two years ago this December, the U.N. adopted...

News

  • November 12, 2010

    Guardian: Each year, over 5 million women in Africa engage in unsafe abortions in order to terminate a pregnancy. Women's health advocates believe that legalizing abortion, as well as focussing on family planning and contraception will improve women's...


  • October 29, 2010

    Women's Media Center:  Gloria Steinhem, co-founder of the Women's Media Center,  writes about the importance of choosing pro-choice candidates this election season, and how reproductive freedom is intrinsically tied to economics.


  • October 3, 2010

    Salon: Misoprostol, a drug that can be used to terminate pregnancy was the subject of a study by the Guttmacher Institute, which surveyed 10,000 women at U.S. abortion clinics to find out how many women have used the drug to self-induce abortions....


  • September 24, 2010

    Salon: A new study conducted by researchers from Oregon State University and University of California, San Francisco has determined that teenagers who have abortions are no more likely to become depressed or have low self-esteem than their peers...


  • September 22, 2010

    Ms. Magazine: Hope Medical Group, an abortion clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana that was recently closed by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) due to violations, has been told that it can reopen until legal proceedings regarding its license...