Contraception

Legal Restrictions

Center Releases Updated Report on Manila City’s Ban on Modern Contraception

For ten years, a devastating ban on modern contraceptives in Manila City, the Philippines, has denied women their basic right to protect their health and decide whether and when to have children…

Center Named Top Reproductive Rights Non-Profit by Philanthropic Experts

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights is honored to be named one of the top high-impact organizations working on women's reproductive health, rights, and justice by the philanthropic…

Adolescents' Access to Reproductive Health Services and Information

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

Citizens's Petition (Supplement 2002): Food and Drug Administration

In 2001, the Center, along with the Reproductive Health Technologies Project and numerous women's health organizations, filed a Citizen's Petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the agency to switch …

Citizens's Petition (Supplement 2001): Food and Drug Administration

In 2001, the Center, along with the Reproductive Health Technologies Project and numerous women's health organizations, filed a Citizen's Petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the agency to switch emergency contraception drugs from prescription-only to over-the-counter…

Citizens's Petition: Food and Drug Administration

In 2001, the Center, along with the Reproductive Health Technologies Project and numerous women's health organizations, filed a Citizen's Petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), urging the agency to switch emergency contraception drugs from prescription-only to over-the-counter…

Legal Grounds II: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in African Commonwealth Courts

As part of the Fourth Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Center will launch Legal Grounds: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in African Commonwealth Courts: Volume II. …

Shadow Letters Bring Reproductive Rights to Light

The Center celebrated the recent concluding observations on Ecuador, Croatia and Moldova from the U.N. Human Rights Committee, which reaffirm the obligation of these states to guarantee reproductive rights

Manila City's Contraception Ban

In 2000, Executive Order 003 was introduced by former Mayor José "Lito" Atienza of Manila City. It effectively prohibits the use and provision of modern contraception

Rewriting Science Fiction: Editing Politics from Plan B (Nancy Northup’s Blog, The Huffington Post, March 19, 2009)

"After eight years of the Bush administration undermining women's health, Nancy Northup's new blog on the Huffington Post looks at the need for President Obama to restore scientific integrity to federal policy decisions."…

Our Work in Focus

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