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Reproductive Health Access Project


Nov 17

Native American Heritage Month: Winona LaDuke

Our second feature for #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth is the environmental and Anishinaabe activist Winona LaDuke. Growing up, she was raised in a town in Oregon where neither Jews (her mother’s heritage) nor Native Indians surrounded her, and began to understand what it meant to be “othered”. She wasn’t enrolled in the Ojibwe Nation (her father’s tribe) at the…

Nov 14

Reflections on Reproductive Justice and Leadership Development

Natalie Kopke, Program Associate Naomi (RHAP’s Operations Associate) and I were invited to attend the New Leadership Network Initiative (NLNI), a project of CLPP, a reproductive justice-focused organization working to educate, train, and support new and old activists in pushing for reproductive rights, freedom, and justice for all. This year, NLNI was held as a pre-conference to SisterSong’s 20th Anniversary conference,…

Nov 10

Native American Heritage Month: Wilma Mankiller

RHAP’s first feature of #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth is the resilient Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010), the first woman principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, which is the second largest tribe in the United States. Born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, to a Cherokee father and Dutch-Irish mother, her family relocated to San Francisco under the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Relocation Program.…

Nov 07

Thank You!

Thanks to those of you who joined us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship! There were about 120 supporters in the room who helped raise over $37,000 to support the expansion of the fellowship.  There is a national shortage of access to reproductive health services. While this has long…

Oct 30

Notes from the Field: Dr. Mollie Jacobs

Dr. Jacobs is a family physician practicing in Colorado. Dr. Jacobs co-leads the Reproductive Health Access Project’s Colorado Cluster. “Back-to-school” Every year at this time, I see scores of young female patients on their way to college after summer vacation. As a mother of two young girls myself who I love more than the air…

Oct 23

Welcoming our New Fellows!

Every year, RHAP welcomes a new cohort of primary care physicians who are dedicated to providing and teaching reproductive health care within family medicine to our Fellowship program. Take some time to get to know the wonderful physicians who have joined our team for our year-long Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy Fellowship (RHA). Ivonne McLean,…

Oct 13

Hispanic Heritage Month: Sylvia Rivera

Sylvia Rivera was an Afro-Puerto Rican and Venezuelan pioneer of the modern-day LGBT movement. Along with longtime friend and mentor Marsha P. Johnson, Rivera was one of the individuals leading the charge the night the Stonewall Riots began on June 28, 1969 (though her presence on the first night is still heavily disputed, her contributions…

Oct 03

Hispanic Heritage Month: Rosie Jimenez

October 3rd marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Rosie Jimenez, a young working class Chicana woman from McAllen, Texas who was the first victim of the Hyde Amendment. A few months prior, the legislation was enacted, barring federal funding from paying for abortion through Medicaid, except for cases of rape, incest, or when the…