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Jul 08

Breaking Medication Abortion Care News

On July 13th, a federal judge in Maryland suspended a FDA rule that requires people seeking medication abortion care to visit a hospital or clinic in-person to obtain mifepristone, one of two medications used in a medication abortion. This ruling allows providers around the country to mail or directly deliver mifepristone to patients during the pandemic. RHAP…

Jul 01

Treating Ectopic Pregnancy in Primary Care

Ectopic pregnancies occur in about 1 out of 50 pregnancies (about 2 percent of pregnancies), but account for nearly 3 percent of maternal deaths. Ectopic pregnancies require urgent treatment. Quickly diagnosing and treating ectopic pregnancy is critical to preserving the safety and health of pregnant people. Training and supporting primary care clinicians to manage ectopic…

Jun 24

Spotlight on a Cluster: New York

“Advocacy in the AAFP is a way for me to lend a voice to those who cannot. It provides the 10,000-foot view which helps put my daily practice in context and provides a platform at a local, state, and national level, where I can advocate on behalf of my patients and colleagues.”  – Ivonne McLean, AAFP…

Jun 17

Pride 2020 and Gender-Affirming Care

Social distancing has redefined the way we approach daily life, work, community, and care. As a society, we are finding new ways to uphold our values, learn, and connect. This year, with New York’s Pride March reformatted to a virtual gathering for the first time in its half-century history, we have the opportunity to reflect more critically…

Jun 10

What Is Telehealth?

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have heard that health care centers around the country are increasing their telehealth (or telemedicine) services. As we continue to socially distance to protect one another from this virus, telehealth can be a vital tool for health care systems to ensure that everyone can get reproductive health care safely…

Jun 03

Black Lives Matter | Rooting Our Values in Action

The Reproductive Health Access Project condemns anti-Black, state-sanctioned violence and the brutal murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, and of countless other Black folks lost to the system of white supremacy upon which this country was founded. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, Black protesters,…

May 04

Help Amplify Our Social Media Impact

Building and fostering spaces for community is the core of RHAP’s organizing. Right now, during this time of social distancing, our largest platform for organizing is on social media. Beyond a lone tweet or hashtag, social media platforms have enabled us to amplify calls to action, further connect with primary care clinicians and allied organizations,…