Tag Archives: reproductive health

What is Reproductive Justice? Video

This youtube video is called “What is Reproductive Justice?” This video asks people in the reproductive movement what reproductive justice means to them. COLOR from Colorado is represented. Click here to see the video. Advertisements

NAPAWF’s (National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum) Reproductive Justice Survey Project

This report sets out to list the needs of Asian American women in Chicago. Asian American women from Chicago were invited to participate in the community circle conversations  and online survey and talk about their reproductive justice needs. Click here to read the full report.

Women: New Voice of La Raza (1971)

This article came out of the Chicana Conference in 1971. Chicanas got together to discuss their reproductive health. They demanded 24 hour daycare for their children and access to free abortions. Click here to read the article.

2014 Deportations Hurt Women Infographic Series

This resource shows statistics and images about how deportations affect women and their reproductive health. Women who migrate to the U.S. and are undocumented risk being detained and deported. This separates the mother from the child. Women try to come back and reunite with children but if caught are then held in detention center a.k.a […]

“Sexual and Reproductive Freedom for Asian American Women.” In Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy, (2003)

This chapter is about Asian American women and the obstacles that stand in the way of their sexual freedom. The chapter talks about how speaking about sex is a very taboo subject in most Asian American communities so there is very little talk about Asian American women’s reproductive and sexual life. Many resources are not […]

Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center. Reproductive Justice Agenda, 2001.

This report is from a gathering of indigenous women that came together in South Dakota to talk about their reproductive justice rights and agenda. From this gathering they created the Agenda for Native Women’s Reproductive Justice. Some of the things listed in the agenda are: sexuality and reproduction education right to safe and affordable abortions […]

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 […]

Adolescents, Protecting: Ensuring Access to Care and Reporting Sexual Activity and Abuse

This reference guide was created in 2004 by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  It is a reference guide that provides information as a key for health professionsl to ensure that adolescents have access to the health services they need.  It includes sexual and reproductive health services information. Sexual activity and sexual abuse are not […]

Accessing Abortion in Illinois: A guide for health care and social service providers

This resource guide was initially created in 2014 by the University of Chicago a program of family planning. The guide provides resources to improve access to abortion., but this section is especially helpful for “health and social service providers advise pregnant persons who may be seeking abortion care in Illinois.” Under Illinois law, a pregnant […]

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 […]

California Core Competencies for Providers of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs/Services (2008)

The Core Competencies are intended for adult providers of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and serve as a foundation of professional capabilities that all providers should strive to possess in order to deliver effective, sensitive and appropriate sexual health care and services to adolescents. The Core Competencies are divided into 5 major domains: Professional and […]

Office of Population Affairs Website

The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) oversees the Title X program, the only federal program dedicated to family planning and related preventive services, and also advises the Secretary and Assistant Secretary for Health on reproductive health topics, family planning, adolescent pregnancy and other population issues. The OPA oversee research and grants that support: Family Planning— assists […]

Teen Source

TeenSource.org  is an online resource for young adults ages 13-24. With reliable, non-judgemental information in regards to sexual health, STDs, Birth Control, Contraceptives and relationships. In addition to providing this information to all teens, the website also features a clinic locator for teens in California as well as information on the rights teens have to […]

Go Ask Alice!

  Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University. The website allows browsers to submit questions in regards to health, search for answers through thousands of already answered questions and obtain reliabable health information. Questions are not limited to sexual health but also include; alcohol & drugs, […]

Teen Pregnancy and Other Risky Behavior

This fact sheet provided by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy covers statistics regarding drug, alcohol, tobacco use, delinquency and sexual activity among teens.  Teens who drink or use drugs are often more sexually active and less likely to use contraception than teens who do not use drugs or drink alcohol. According to the […]

Competence as a Predictor of Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes for Youth: A Systematic Review

This article published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the purpose of the article was To examine the association between “competence” and adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) outcomes. Competence refers to the development of skills to perform tasks successfully in four areas including social and behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and moral competence. We conducted a […]

Character as a Predictor of Reproductive Health Outcomes for Youth: A Systematic Review

Abstract: “To review research examining the influence of character on adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH). We defined character as comprising two positive youth development constructs: prosocial norms and spirituality. We conducted a systematic review of behavioral research published from 1985 through 2007 that examined the association between two character constructs (prosocial norms and spirituality) […]

Positive Youth Development as a Strategy to Promote Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

“Positive Youth Development as a Strategy to Promote Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health” is an editorial of the research study titled “A Review of of Positive Youth Development Programs that Promote Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health,” which can be found in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Summary: The use of positive youth development (PYD) is a […]

SexEdLibrary

SexEdLibrary, a website designed by the Sexual Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), is the most comprehensive online sex education resource.  They’ve analyzed  hundreds of lesson plans from many sources to offer easy access to the very best information on topics such as sexual and reproductive health, puberty, abstinence, relationships, sexual orientation, body […]

A Review of Positive Youth Development Programs That Promote Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health

“A Review of Positive Youth Development Programs That Promote Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health” has an editorial titled “Positive Youth Development as a Strategy to Promote Adolescent and Reproductive Health” that can be used together. What is quoted below comes directly from the editorial, but is supported from the findings of this research study. Summary: […]