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 By Sunny Daly*Roe v Wade: flagship, war cry, historical reference, generational divide, false security blanket, real security blanket, cause...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

  • September 22, 2010

    Salon: A new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights details the Hyde Amendment's impact on poor women, demonstrating that restrictions against federal coverage of abortion disproportionately low-income women. [Link to full report and a video...


  • September 20, 2010

    WeNews: Maternal health is a key indicator of a nation's well-being. The loss of young women who provide care and leadership to families is also said to act as a major barrier for nations to build strong communities. This week, the United Nations...


  • August 31, 2010

    Time: At family planning and domestic violence clinics, researchers are attempting to explain the higher rates of unwanted pregnancy in relationships involving violence.  What their studies have discovered is that "reproductive coercion,...


  • August 29, 2010

    CNN: Due to the economic recession, the number of babies being born in the United States has dropped 2.6 percent.  Some women will choose to have babies in the future when the economy recovers, while others will not have children at all.  ...


  • August 23, 2010

    Palm Beach Post: The U.S. Department of Justice is suing an anti-abortion protester in Florida, using a law called the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or FACE.  FACE is designed specifically to prevent protesters from interfering with...