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 By Sunny Daly*Roe v Wade: flagship, war cry, historical reference, generational divide, false security blanket, real security blanket, cause...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

  • August 19, 2010

    Colorlines: The Right has a long history of casting women of color as criminal breeders, and continues this racist legacy today with the new birthright citizenship saga.  

     


  • August 15, 2010

    Ms. Magazine: In the current debate, immigrant women are being blamed for having babies and causing overpopulation.  The implication is " that all Latina women are not citizens, have too many children, can’t control their sex drives,...


  • July 29, 2010

    Nation: With the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment, Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, is pushing for leigslation that would allow Arizona "to refuse to accept or issue a birth certificate that recognizes citizenship to those born to illegal...


  • July 17, 2010

    MSNBC: Due to a government sterilization campaign, Uzbec women are being pressured to have surgical sterilization, and in many cases, are operated in without their consent.   Government workers urge women of childbearing age to have...


  • June 29, 2010

    NPR: "Fewer American women older than 40 are having children, and among African-Americans the decline is three times that of white women. Host Michel Martin talks with Pew Research Center analyst D'Vera Cohn and two women who don't have...