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Ensuring the Reproductive Rights of Adolescents

February 1999

Who Are Adolescents?

  • People 10 - 19 years of age


  • 1 in 5 of world's population


Tipping the Scales

Removing Barriers, Improving Choices

The result of a year-long research project, this report identifies common problems that prevent low-income women from obtaining quality health services in managed care settings. The authors make recommendations for improvements in the system and future study of the issue.

Women of the World: Formal Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives

A comprehensive review of measures governing the lives of nearly half the world's women in six diverse nations: Brazil, China, Germany, India, Nigeria, and the United States.

Our Work in Focus

In June 2015, the Center for Reproductive Rights partnered with SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective to host Black Mamas Matter, a cross-sectoral convening of leaders on Black maternal health…
Across the United States, Black women die or suffer serious illness during and after childbirth in dramatically disproportionate numbers—three to four times higher—than do their white counterparts…
(PRESS RELEASE) Women in Texas and across the country continue to face discrimination and extreme barriers to basic health care services like abortion—according to independent experts from the United Nations (U.N.) Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice…
With the recent clinic attack in Colorado, repeated congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, and an upcoming abortion rights battle at the U.S. Supreme Court, the assault on women’s reproductive health care has become impossible to ignore…