Reproductive Health and Equity
Reproductive health care encompasses essential health care services for persons who may become pregnant, including safe and legal abortion care, contraception, and the use of assisted reproductive technologies. Access to services can be impacted by a number of different factors, including current litigation, prohibitive state laws, lack of resources or providers, domestic violence, and insufficient insurance coverage. Ensuring reproductive health care access is an important component of health justice, as access to care can profoundly impact physical and mental health at the individual level and across populations through intersections with social determinants of health. The resources included here specifically address legal and policy issues related to reproductive health and equity.
Black Maternal Health in Pennsylvania
Black Maternal Health in New Jersey
Black Maternal Health in Maryland
Federal, State and Local Efforts to Protect the Privacy of Abortion Health Records
Direct Entry Midwives Across the Nation
Medication Abortion: A Primer
First Amendment Implications: Reproductive Rights
Public Health’s Preemption Problem: Key Health Justice Impacts and Updates
Medication Abortion: A Federal-State Legal Tug-of-War
Six Policies that Advance Black Health and Wellbeing
Post-Dobbs Abortion Access Routes: A Primer
State-Based Abortion Protections
Network for Public Health Law Comments on Proposed HIPAA Privacy Rule to Bolster Privacy of Reproductive Health Information
Office for Civil Rights Announces Proposed Modifications to HIPAA to Protect Reproductive Health Data
The Role of Law and Advocacy in Advancing Equity and the Public’s Health – Insights from the Network’s Executive Director, Dr. Vineeta Gupta
Related Health Equity Resources
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