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 By Sunny Daly*Roe v Wade: flagship, war cry, historical reference, generational divide, false security blanket, real security blanket, cause...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

  • June 1, 2010

    From The Chicago Sun Times: According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, women use the Pill more than other forms of birth control, but not as much as women in European counties. Among married women, 16% of U.S. Women...


  • May 31, 2010

    From Newsweek:  Two new studies show that contrary to popular stereotypes, that it is often young men who are forcing or tricking their partners into getting pregnant.  The goal of "reproductive coercion" is for abusive partners...


  • May 14, 2010

    From Reuters: The World Bank released a new 5-year Reproductive Health Action Plan which will increase lending to 58 developing countries, focusing on high fertility rates and death from childbirth.  Action steps include increased access to...


  • April 16, 2010

     "Paradoxically, the better that NARAL defends abortion rights, the less pressing its cause seems. During the Bush administration, at least NARAL could count on the specter of an anti-Roe Supreme Court nomination to rile up the faithful. But...


  • April 5, 2010

    Oklahoma's Democratic governor has signed into law three "emergency" anti-abortion bills that take effect immediately. An abortion-rights...