Reproductive and Sexual Health

birth control pillsAPHA believes access to the full range of reproductive health services is a fundamental right and integral to the health and well-being of individual women and to the broader public health.

"Birth Control, as a core component of family planning, is one of the most important public health success stories of our generation," said APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD. "We politicize it way too much and underemphasize its enormous benefits." (read the full article in ThinkProgress)

Read our recent news release, APHA applauds Supreme Court for protecting women's reproductive health.

From The Nation's Health: Long-acting reversible contraceptives making gains in popularity, availability and Pharmacists widening access to birth control medications and Supreme Court to rule on law that blocks abortion access: APHA weighs in with court briefs

Read our fact sheet on Zubik v. Burwell (PDF).

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A SAMPLE OF APHA POLICY STATEMENTS:

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Learn more about APHA's Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section

American Journal of Public Health: Sexual orientation should be considered in teen pregnancy-prevention efforts

APHA Storify: Supreme Court Weighs in on Hobby Lobby contraceptive coverage case

Public Health Newswire:

APHA supports plaintiffs as oral arguments begin in Supreme Court abortion case

APHA to Supreme Court: Texas abortion restrictions harm public health

All women deserve reproductive health access 

APHA roundtable: How to improve preconception care and family planning for boys and men

Reproductive health challenges persist 50 years after Griswold v. Connecticut

APHA celebrates reproductive health, tobacco court victories

‘One Key Question’ to revolutionize reproductive, public health

Celebrate Roe v. Wade and demand more

A ‘condomology’ lesson

MORE APHA REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ADVOCACY

2015 Letters, Briefs and Testimony