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Evaluating Priorities: Measuring Women’s and Children’s Health and Well-being against abortion restrictions in the states

This report is about states that are restricting abortions for women. It highlights specific states and lists the repercussions of cutting down abortion clinics and access to healthcare for all women. Texas has cut down the number of their clinics practicing abortions by half the number. Louisiana has the highest maternal and infant mortality rate. […]

Engender Health for a Better Life

This is an educational site that works with family planning and has resources on HIV/AIDS and gender equality. They work in different countries around the world. They have resources for working with men as partners, HIV and AIDS- they have a non stigma approach. Click here to see more.

Is there a future for the LBGTQ Movement?

My2024 is an online game, a national conversation, and a giant party for 10 days in October 2014 asking lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people across the United States how our lives and communities could change in the year 2024. This is a good resource for young LGBTQ people and those that work […]

Chicago Women’s Health Center

This website is the CWHC’s website. It describes the services they offer including: counseling acupuncture massage gynecology check ups They offer sliding scale. This site is useful for those that do not have insurance, students, and anyone who is in need of holistic medical care. Click here to visit the website.  

Future of Sex Education: Glossary of Terms (2010)

This is a glossary with terms that you might encounter while working in the education field and policy. This resource is good for educators learning the language, youth looking for definitions or working in reproductive justice organizations that try to change policy, and parents who are trying to understand reproductive justice. Click here to read […]

“Welfare Reform’s Impact on Asian American Women.” In Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy (2003)

Welfare reform was bad news for Asian American women. Obstacles such as limited english and lack of interpreters on the welfare systems part meant that Asian American women were usually not given benefits, overlooked and/or forced to work jobs that were low paying.   Click here to read more.   

“Domestic Violence and Asian American Women.” In Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy, (2003)

There is very little out there on Asian American women and domestic violence. Rates of death because of domestic violence for Asian American women are high. Laws make it harder for Asian American women to seek help. This chapter is useful for anyone wanting to better understand the specific issues that affect battered Asian American […]

Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change, 2007.

In this book you will find many essays. Some of the essays give definitions. This book is easy to use because it is divided by topics so you can find the topic you are looking for quickly. Topics covered include but are not limited to: reproductive justice adoption pregnancy Click here to read the essays.

“Resisting Medicine, Re/Modeling Gender.”

This article looks at how the medical system makes it hard for trans people and gender non conforming folks. The medical system labels folks with a disorder if they are gender non conforming. Spade, the author argues that everyone should have access to what they want without requiring a mental health diagnosis. It is useful […]

“Because Words Are Not Enough: Latina Re-Visionings of Transnational Collaborations Using Health Promotion for Gender Justice and Social Change.” (2005)

This article talks about the creation of Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas and how Latinas were originally left out of the book. It talks about whether Latinas are considered “third world feminists” or US feminists. There is a long list of tools and information at the end that can be used by organizations working with Latinas […]

“Fear of a Black (and Working-Class) Planet: Young Women and the Racialization of Reproductive Politics.”

This article is about how Black and Chicanas are more likely to be asked questions about their sexual experiences, contraceptive use, and pregnancy compared to white middle class women. All women face heteronormativity, pressure to get married and sexism and in addition to that there is race and class and notions of what is normal […]

Young Women Speak Out – Perspectives and Implications of Reproductive Health, Rights & Justice Policies. (2010)

This report focuses on focus groups that were conducted with Latinas. Latinas were asked about family communication and sexual health education. All Latina women should have access to healthcare in their language and providers must be culturally competent Young Latina mothers shall have access to education and finishing their degrees The government should provide resources […]

Removing Stigma: Towards a complete understanding of young latinas’ sexual health

There are many components that make up reproductive health for Latinas including: STI’s, depression, lower rates of access to healthcare, etc. Focusing on just pregnancy prevention leaves out many other factors young Latinas face. This article focuses on how to better understand the needs of Latinas in terms of reproductive health. It pushes for inclusion […]

Listen to Youth: Adult Allies Must Support the Repeal of Illinois’ Forced Parental Notification Law

by Renee Bracey Sherman Check out the full article on RH Reality Check As May comes to a close, so do National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month campaigns. Some of the conversations this monthhighlighted the need for comprehensive, age-appropriate health and sexuality education, and to ensure young people have access to contraception. But sadly, it was also […]

Illinois HIV Care Connect

Illinois HIV Care Connect is a program of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), which is responsible for administering Part B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Illinois HIV Care Connect is a comprehensive network of health care and support services for HIV+ individuals that is coordinated by eight regional administrative offices covering all […]


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