Reproductive Health & Justice

Recording
January, 2010

The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. and 12th St. in Fort Pierce, Florida is ground zero for the ferocious abortion rights battle raging in America. On one corner stands an abortion clinic; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Center, a pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass.

12th & Delaware provides a compelling, fly-on-the-wall view of the ideological trench warfare that takes place daily at this crossroads, where women…

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Reproductive Health & Justice
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March, 2015

Some forms of emergency contraception (EC) may not be as effective for heavier women. In particular, research studies have suggested that levonorgestrel (brand names Plan B One-Step® and Take Action™) might not be effective for individuals weighing more than 154 pounds, whereas ulipristal acetate (ella®) may only be effective up to 194 pounds. However, according to the American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC), these conclusions are based on very limited research and on…

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Reproductive Health & Justice, Reproductive Coercion
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March, 2015

Some forms of emergency contraception (EC) may not be as effective for heavier women. In particular, research studies have suggested that levonorgestrel (brand names Plan B One-Step® and Take Action™) might not be effective for individuals weighing more than 154 pounds, whereas ulipristal acetate (ella®) may only be effective up to 194 pounds. However, according to the American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC), these conclusions are based on very limited research and on…

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Reproductive Health & Justice, Reproductive Coercion
Comes to OB/GYN Offices
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March, 2013

Reproductive coercion and sexual coercion are not new ideas to advocates. For decades, survivors have been sharing their stories about partners poking holes in condoms, flushing birth control pills, pressuring to get pregnant, and pressuring to have sex. These conversations are now extending beyond our advocacy sphere and into doctors' offices.

In this research review, we take a look at the…

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Reproductive Coercion
For Sexual Assault Survivors
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January, 2012

This booklet offers information on how sexual abuse or assault can affect ongoing reproductive and sexual health. For example, survivors may be triggered by many aspects of the medical care setting, and particularly the reproductive health care setting — therefore, they may become very upset or they may avoid even routine health care. Survivors may not identify reproductive or sexual coercion by an intimate partner as abuse, and even consensual sexual experiences may trigger flashbacks.…

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Pregnant & Parenting, Reproductive Health & Justice
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June, 2013

Emergency contraception. Forced sterilization. Rapid repeat pregnancy. Survivors giving birth. These issues and more are examples of the intersection of sexual violence and reproductive health.

This issue of "Connections" includes more answers to the question of why reproductive justice is important for advocates, reprinted from Law Students for Reproductive Justice, SisterSong, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and Futures Without Violence.

This issue…

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Reproductive Health & Justice
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June, 2017

Sex and sexuality are important and integral parts of most young people’s lives, and survivors of sexual abuse and assault are no exception. In fact, survivors may find it more necessary to explore their sexual identity and more complex to navigate engaging in sexual activity. This may be due to a real, projected, or feared impacts of sexual assault on aspects of sexuality, including sexual identity, sexual relationships, and sexual experiences. As advocates, it’s crucial we provide space…

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Reproductive Health & Justice

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