Contraception

Jul 02

After Hobby Lobby: Taking Action to Ensure Contraception is Basic Health Care for Everyone

The development of safe, effective contraception is widely considered to be one of the greatest public health achievements of the last century. Contraception reduces unintended pregnancy, improves birth outcomes, reduces maternal death and has been correlated with improved health and economic benefits for families and communities. Worldwide, contraception is considered basic health care and access…

May 08

Two New Members of the RHAP Team!

Every year the Reproductive Health Access Project has the sincere pleasure of hosting young advocates of reproductive health and justice at our New York City offices. These students are the key to the future of reproductive health and we are very proud to assist them in developing the tools they need for a future in…

Feb 26

2013 Survey of family medicine residents trained in abortion

Every spring since 2007, the Reproductive Health Access Project has surveyed graduating 3rd year family medicine residents who have received abortion training.  The survey helps us connect with and support newly trained family physicians and build our Family Medicine Reproductive Health Network.   Network members receive technical assistance from us to integrate reproductive health into their…

Dec 02

Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

The Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is proud to be participating in the third annual #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. So how can you give this #GivingTuesday? There is no…

Nov 14

A Win! ACGME Guidelines Now Include Family Planning

Back in April the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education–the organization that sets the training standards and accredits all residency training programs in the United States–updated the training standards for Family Medicine. Instead of making the training requirements in women’s health stronger, they weakened them! Training in contraception was no longer required. In fact, family…

Jun 19

Spring Conference Wrap-Up

Spring is a busy season at the Reproductive Health Access Project. In the past few months we’ve presented an a number of academic conferences across the United States. Here’s a peak at some of our spring travels. On March 7th-8th our educational director Dr. Ruth Lesnewski presented at the ACU Health IT for the Underserved…

May 15

Visit Our New Online Store!

The Reproductive Health Access Project publishes a variety of patient education materials and clinical tools. Now, you can purchase these materials at our new online store! Visit it today at store.reproductiveaccess.org We believe in promoting evidence-based, patient centered medicine. All of our patient education materials are medically accurate, drawn from the latest clinical information. We field test our patient education…

Apr 30

A History: the Diaphragm

The concept of cervical barriers has been around for a long, long time. Some of these (pretty creative) objects have included partially squeezed lemon halves, oiled paper disks, algae and seaweed, sponges, and even balls of opium, just to name a few. However, the first official cervical barrier was invented by German gynecologist Friedrich Wilde,…