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Oct 22

Early Pregnancy Loss AKA Miscarriage

About 1 in 4 pregnancies end in early pregnancy loss, also known as miscarriage. When a pregnancy starts, cells divide fast to make an embryo, and sometimes errors occur. Your body notices this, and the pregnancy stops growing. It is almost never because of something you did.  At the Reproductive Health Access Project, we believe…

Oct 16

Expanding Abortion Access in Family Medicine

In late September, for the third year in a row, RHAP mobilized over 30 family physicians from across the country to advocate for abortion access at the American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) annual conference in Philadelphia. The AAFP is the country’s largest professional medical organization, and is considered the expert body for family medicine.…

Sep 24

Making Abortion Safe and Accessible, Worldwide

September 28th is International Safe Abortion Day – it’s also the 19th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of mifepristone here in the U.S. Mifepristone, in combination with misoprostol pills, has the potential to transform abortion, making it safe and accessible worldwide. Mifepristone’s accessibility varies from country to country. In places where abortion is illegal, people…

Sep 17

Join the Access Circle Today!

“Primary care providers are oftentimes the easiest route to access care for basic ailments such as a cold or getting a physical, so why shouldn’t they also be trained in reproductive health care so that they can provide better patient care?“ – Carol Holley Our monthly donor, Carol Holley, shared her personal story with our…

Sep 10

New Clinician Pack Available Now! 

The Clinician Pack is the newest addition to our online store! The Clinician Pack is a compiled set of the latest clinical tools to use in the exam room with your patients. Available in English, it includes the following tools on contraception, ectopic pregnancy, and early pregnancy loss (miscarriage) management: Quick Start Algorithm explains how…

Sep 07

Focus on a Cluster: Montana

In July, the Reproductive Health Access Network’s newest Cluster in Montana met for the first time. Thanks to the leadership of longtime RHAP member and reproductive health champion, Dr. Joey Banks, the Montana Cluster has gotten off the ground and is moving full speed ahead. The first meeting brought together 12 clinical advocates and activists from…

Sep 04

Susan’s Story

As a family doctor, reproductive health has always been an important area of my primary care practice. With that I’ve seen firsthand how misinformation and shame around reproductive health topics circulates, and how hard it is for patients to get accurate advice on reproductive health. I often use RHAP’s patient information tools with my patients…

Sep 03

Accepting Applications for 2020 Fellows

 Our Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship is now accepting applications for 2020-2021 fellows. This year-long fellowship is an intensive clinical training program that develops family medicine leaders who provide, teach, and advocate for comprehensive reproductive health care. We are recruiting for four positions: two in New York City, one in Boston, and one in Washington…