Reproductive and Sexual Health

birth control pillsAPHA believes access to the full range of reproductive health services is a fundamental right and integral to the health and well-being of individual women and to the broader public health.

"Birth Control, as a core component of family planning, is one of the most important public health success stories of our generation," said APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD. "We politicize it way too much and underemphasize its enormous benefits."

Read our fact sheet on Zubik v. Burwell (PDF).

APHA has been actively speaking with the media, members of Congress and others in our continued fight to protect the health and lives of women. Examples of some recent advocacy efforts are below. Join us in this important fight. 

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NEWS RELEASES:

FROM THE NATION'S HEALTH:

RECENT APHA ADVOCACY:

A SAMPLE OF APHA POLICY STATEMENTS:

Read more policy statements in our Policy Statement Database

Learn more about APHA's Sexual and Reproductive Health Section

American Journal of Public Health: Sexual orientation should be considered in teen pregnancy-prevention efforts

MORE APHA REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESOURCES