Reproductive Health Access Project

Reproductive Health Access Project

Jul 11

Support RHAP on Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is coming up on July 16th and what better way to take advantage of the deals than by also supporting RHAP? When you shop online on Amazon, use Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Reproductive Health Access Project. Just go to smile.amazon.com,…

Jul 09

Spotlight on a Fellow: Olivia Perlmutt

Olivia Perlmutt is wrapping up a busy two-year fellowship training program that provided her with intensive training in reproductive health care and a Master in Public Health from the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Her two-year fellowship program combined health care, research and advocacy. “The fellowship provided…

Jul 05

Midwives: The Original Abortion Providers

Back in April of 2017, I was part of the audience in Brooklyn, NY during Dr. Willie Parker’s first stop on his book tour for his memoir, Life’s Work. During the question and answer session, a nurse-midwifery student asked Dr. Parker his thoughts on midwifery participation in abortion care. I’ll never forget how he responded,…

Jun 29

Pride Month: Janet Mock

In 2014, Janet Mock took over the media with her memoir Redefining Realness. The memoir debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers List, the first to be written from the perspective of a young trans person. As a writer, Janet has never intended to become an activist or an advocate—while those words are attributed to her,…

Jun 22

Pride Month: Carmen Vazquez

I imagine a world where all children will have the knowledge and access to technology and sexual health that our scientific community is capable of providing right now. I imagine a world without AIDS. I imagine a world where health care, social security and other benefits are not tied to marriage. I imagine a world…

Jun 19

Happy Pride Month!

The early hours of June 28, 1969, became a turning point for the LGBT community in the streets of New York City’s West Village. What initially began as a raid by the NYPD of the infamous mafia-run bar, Stonewall Inn, became a series of violent protests that lasted for six days. It quickly turned into…

Jun 14

Pride Month: Nadine Smith

“The attacks on access to abortion and birth control are driven overwhelmingly by the same  people who deny the rights of the LGBT community. They believe their doctrine and ideology, not our own, should control our bodies and our sexuality at all times. There can be no freedom without sovereignty over our own person.” The…

Jun 08

Pride Month: Marsha P. Johnson

 The Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in New York City, is the first LGBT National Historic Landmark in American history, however the battle for LGBT rights in that part of town has gone on for much longer. In 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, arrested patrons who were known to be LGBT on questionable charges…