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Contraception

Legal Restrictions

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."…

Female Troops Still Lack Access to Plan B Despite Its Legality (Blog, The Hill Blog, March 30, 2009)

"Despite last week's victory against the FDA, military facilities are not required to stock Plan B, making the drug difficult to access for American servicewomen overseas." …

Philippine Supreme Court Dismisses Plea to Revoke Contraception Ban

In a major blow to women's human rights, the Philippine Supreme Court has rejected a plea to strike down a devastating contraception ban in

Our Work in Focus

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