Reproductive Health Access Project


Aug 31

My Summer Internship with RHAP

My name is Sophia Schilling, and I am a rising senior at the University of Iowa majoring in communications with a minor in nonprofit management. This summer, I was lucky enough to have been matched with the Reproductive Health Access Project through the 2015 Reproductive Rights Activists Service Corps (RRASC) summer internship program. The RRASC…

Aug 18

Focus on a Provider: Lucia McLendon

Dr. Lucia McLendon was RHAP’s 2012-2013 Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellow. We recently spoke to her about some of the projects she worked on as a Fellow that are still an important part of her work today. “I became involved in reproductive health care because of my experiences growing up in the rural south. I…

Aug 10

New Faces: Kristin Ploog

Kristin Ploog joined RHAP as our development associate in June. She was first exposed to the field of reproductive health in college while working as a health care assistant at a local Planned Parenthood Clinic. Seeing firsthand the barriers faced by patients trying to access reproductive health services ignited her passion for health care advocacy.…

Jul 28

A family doctor’s role in protecting the rights of pregnant workers

In recent months there has been much discussion in the media about employment accommodations for pregnant women, especially surrounding the Supreme Court Case Young v. UPS. Family physicians can play an important role helping pregnant women get the appropriate workplace accommodations. Recently RHAP’s Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellow Carrie Pierce, Medical Director Linda Prine, and Research…

Jul 14

Focus on a Provider: Dr. Zahra Virani

 Zahra Virani is one of RHAP’s Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellows for 2014-2015. We recently asked her about her experience in reproductive health, family medicine, and advocacy with Physicians for Reproductive Health’s Leadership Training Academy. “As a resident I was not able to get the exposure to advocacy that I would have liked. As a…