APHA 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: 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).
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
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
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