Contraception

State of Wisconsin Seeks to Join Center's Lawsuit Against the FDA Over the "Morning-After Pill"

New York, NY-Today, the state of Wisconsin filed legal documents with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York seeking to join the Center for Reproductive Rights' lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over the emergency contraceptive Plan B…

U.S. Women Face Unprecedented Assault on Reproductive Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights Testifies Before Human Rights Committee

New York, NY—Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights testified before the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), informing the panel of the U.S…

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Addresses Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Thailand

On January 19, 2006, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), highlighting issues affecting the reproductive health and lives of women in the Kingdom of Thailand…

Oral Argument in FDA Lawsuit Postponed Until Thursday, 2:00pm

WHAT: Oral argument in Tummino v. von Eschenbach will be heard at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York…

GAO Report on FDA’S Plan B Decision Process Confirms Center's Lawsuit

The Government Accountability Office released a report finding that the Food and Drug Administration's refusal to make the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, available without a…

Contraceptive Equity Bills Gain Momentum in State Legislatures

In the United States almost 50% of pregnancies are unintended…

FDA Commissioner Crawford, No More Stalling! Plan B Belongs On the Drugstore Shelves.

The Center for Reproductive Rights urges the FDA's Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford to issue a decision making the emergency contraceptive Plan B available…

Center Sues FDA for Denying Women Over-the-Counter Access to Emergency Contraception

Read the complaint online (PDF) | Virtual Press Kit…

Our Work in Focus

On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to discuss the implications of the new administration’s policies on women’s health and rights…
The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…
The new federal requirement that private health insurance cover the cost of birth control has generated much heated controversy these last few weeks: Congressional hearings, proposed legislation to unwind it, multiple legal actions…