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

NEWS RELEASES

APHA says loss of Title X providers will be 'devastating'
APHA opposes Title X changes restricting access to basic reproductive and sexual health services 
APHA opposes reinstatement of 'global gag rule'
APHA applauds Supreme Court for protecting women's reproductive health

FROM THE NATION'S HEALTH

As attacks on abortion surge, some states move to protect access
Public health workers taking action on rising US STD rates: Gonorrhea, syphilis making comebacks
Reproductive health comes under attack by Congress, new president
Long-acting reversible contraceptives making gains in popularity, availability

RECENT APHA ADVOCACY:

A SAMPLE OF APHA POLICY STATEMENTS:

Read more policy statements in our Policy Statement Database

Learn more about APHA's Sexual and Reproductive Health Section

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

MORE APHA REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESOURCES

2015-2018 Letters, Briefs and Testimony