Contraception

Legal Restrictions

Time to Get Emergency Contraception Right

The rules on who can get emergency contraception without a prescription are confusing. They don’t need to be, and they shouldn’t be, not for a drug deemed safe by government experts.

A recent study, though, revealed that many pharmacies are denying the medication to women who meet the legal requirements and don’t need a prescription…

Center for Reproductive Rights Launches Legal Challenge to Keep Abortion and Contraception Ban Off Oklahoma Ballot

(PRESS RELEASE) Oklahoma’s proposed ballot initiative to define a fertilized egg as a “person” is blatantly unconstitutional and should be blocked from the Oklahoma ballot, according to a new lawsuit filed today by Center for Reproductive Rights as lead counsel, the American Civil Liberties…

Millions of European Women Struggle to Access Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) Millions of women living in European Union member states still cannot access affordable contraception or even get accurate information about it — violating their human rights and discriminating against them because of their gender…

Senate Rejects Threat to Health Care Coverage for All Employees

(PRESS RELEASE) Protecting basic health care coverage for millions of employees across the country, today members of the U.S…

The Contraception Controversy: A Comprehensive Reply (PDF Download)

The Obama Administration’s recently announced policy to require insurers to cover contraception as women’s preventive health care has prompted many over-heated…

Honduras Supreme Court Upholds Absolute Ban on Emergency Contraception, Opens Door to Criminalize Women and Medical Professionals

(PRESS RELEASE) The Honduras Supreme Court has upheld the country’s absolute ban on emergency contraception…

Center for Reproductive Rights Reopens Lawsuit Against FDA Restrictions on Emergency Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) Seeking immediate relief that would allow emergency contraception over-the-counter access for women of all ages, today the Center for Reproductive Rights asked a federal court…

Toward Freedom: Eastern Europe’s Conservative Crackdown on Reproductive Freedom

"Across Eastern and Central Europe, as unemployment surges and the European Union dithers, nationalist conservative and far right parties are on the march…

Jezebel: Revived Lawsuit Could Be Key To Overturning Plan B Decision

"Though Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA's recommendation to give everyone access to Plan B without a prescription, the battle to make the drug more widely available for women of all ages isn't over…

Center for Reproductive Rights Prepares New Legal Challenge to Lift FDA Restrictions on Emergency Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights announced today it will reopen its 2005 lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for imposing unnecessary age restrictions on emergency contraceptives, and seek immediate relief to allow broader access to available drugs…

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