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 releases, APHA opposes reinstatement of 'global gag rule' and APHA applauds Supreme Court for protecting women's reproductive health.

From The Nation's Health: Reproductive health comes under attack by Congress, new president and 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).

RECENT APHA ADVOCACY:

A SAMPLE OF APHA POLICY STATEMENTS:

Read more policy statements in our Policy Statement Database

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

MORE APHA REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESOURCES

2015-2016 Letters, Briefs and Testimony
Public Health Newswire