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 our news releases, APHA says loss of Title X providers will be 'devastating' and APHA opposes Title X changes restricting access to basic reproductive and sexual health services and APHA opposes reinstatement of 'global gag rule' and APHA applauds Supreme Court for protecting women's reproductive health.
From The Nation's Health: Public health workers taking action on rising US STD rates: Gonorrhea, syphilis making comebacks and Reproductive health comes under attack by Congress, new president and Long-acting reversible contraceptives making gains in popularity, availability
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American Journal of Public Health: Sexual orientation should be considered in teen pregnancy-prevention efforts
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