Task Forces

Abortion Task Force

Access to safe and legal abortion is limited for women all over the world. The Abortion Task Force recognizes that abortion is an important component of family planning. We will only achieve reproductive justice when all women have access to all forms of birth control. 

The Abortion Task Force works on reframing abortion within a public health context; developing public health practice and policies that promote and preserve access to abortion; and ensuring that APHA’s scientific program includes a focus on abortion public health practice, policy and research. The Abortion Task Force welcomes new members and new ideas. If you are interested in joining or helping with any of our work, please contact Abortion Task Force Chair Monica McLemore.

Sexuality Task Force

The Sexuality Task Force emphasizes the need for a sexuality lens in approaching sexual health research and practice. We facilitate the promotion and discussion of research and practice at the APHA Annual Meeting as well as organize themed panels as part of the meeting's program. For the past several years, the Sexuality Task Force has sponsored panels addressing affirmative models of sexuality and sexual health. We have also been involved with writing and revising APHA policy statements; most recently the Sexuality Task Force revised APHA's policy statement addressing comprehensive sex education. We also promote and disseminate sexuality and sexual health information via our newsletter and at the APHA Annual Meeting. Our business meeting is open to all interested in engaging in these discussions.

Sexuality Task Force Co-Chairs: Jennifer Hart and Kristen Jozkowski 

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Task Force

Adolescent SRH Task Force Chair: Esther Tahrir

Contraception Task Force

Contraception Task Force Co-Chairs: Anu Manchikanti Gomez and Emily Mann

Emerging Reproductive Technologies Task Force

ERT Task Force Co-Chairs: Susan Berke Fogel and Judy Norsigian