Contraception

Legal Restrictions

Groundbreaking Contraceptive Case Filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh

On November 14, the second case to be developed under the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh…

Federal Judge Publicly Rebukes U.S. Department of Justice at Court Hearing

U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman publicly rebuked the arguments from attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice at a federal court hearing, likening the age restrictions and I.D…

Federal Judge Orders FDA to Broaden Access to Emergency Contraception

In a landmark decision on April 5, 2013, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to lift longstanding restrictions that impede and delay women's access to emergency contraception…

State Judge Blocks Okla. Emergency Contraception Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) A state judge ruled today that an Oklahoma state law placing unnecessary barriers on women’s access to emergency contraception cannot take effect pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights…

Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, et al. v. Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, et al.

The Center is challenging an Oklahoma law that unconstitutionally restricts adults and teens’ access to over-the-counter emergency contraceptives, by requiring adult women to show ID to a pharmacist to buy them, and teens under 17 to first get a prescription from a doctor.

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Closed
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The Center

NEW LAWSUIT: Oklahoma Law Restricting Emergency Contraception Violates State Constitution, Discriminates Against Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new legal challenge today against an Oklahoma state law placing unnecessary barriers on women’s access to emergency contraception…

Judge Condemns Latest Fed Delays on EC

Just weeks after issuing a landmark decision in the Center’s epic battle to make emergency contraception available to all women without a prescription, Judge Edward Korman was back behind the bench, once again lambasting the federal government for keeping this vital health care component beyond…

Human Rights Committee Calls Out Peru for Highly Restrictive Abortion Law

The UN Human Rights Committee recently criticized Peru for a wide range of reproductive rights violations, including highly restrictive abortion legislation and a high rate of maternal mortality. …

Human Rights Committee Calls for Liberalizing Contraceptive and Abortion Policies in the Philippines

In early November, the Human Rights Committee issued its Concluding Observations on two harmful reproductive health policies in the Philippines: the country's criminal ban on abortion without any clear exceptions and the prohibition of funding for modern contraceptives in Manila City. …

Concluding Observations on Tanzania Recommend a Number of Reforms

In August, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) regarding sexual and reproductive rights in Tanzania…

Our Work in Focus

Young women face particular obstacles to accessing reproductive health services and information…