Health, Reproductive Rights & Sexuality

Reproductive health problems remain a leading cause of illness and death for women, particularly in developing countries. A leading cause of maternal death is lack of access to health services and prenatal care. Health begins with accurate and comprehensive sex education during adolescence – education that needs to continue throughout adulthood. Researchers in our network are currently working to disseminate evidence-based information and increase access to the full range of reproductive health services so that women can lead healthy and productive lives. Studies have demonstrated the advantages of comprehensive sex education compared with abstinence-only or other programs in preventing teen pregnancy, raising the age of initial sexual activity and lowering rates of sexually transmitted disease. More effort is needed to address the health needs of marginalized populations, particularly immigrant women, who are less likely to seek pre-natal and preventive screenings and care.

Re:Gender Resources

  • AGENDA Annual Conference 2012 external rev March 30
    AGENDA: NCRW Annual Conference 2012 - Agenda-Setting Nationally and Globally: Leveraging Women's...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Immigrant Women--Access to Health Insurance, Healthcare and Public Services
    Immigrant women face particular hardship in accessing basic health and other vital services due to...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Women's Reproductive and Sexual Health
    Access to accurate information and comprehensive health services enables women to plan the timing...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Alleviating Health Disparities--Key to a Healthy and Productive Nation
    Alleviating health disparities is considered critical for building a healthier, more productive...

  • NCRW Fact Sheet: Access to Affordable Healthcare
    Affordable and quality health insurance and care are fundamental for women and families to enable...

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Blog Posts

January 19, 2010 posted by adminFrom the Center for Reproductive Rights: This post is part of a forum
January 4, 2010 posted by adminTo learn more about the campaign, Not Under the Bus, visit their website.This post is part of a forum
December 8, 2009 posted by Theresa JohnstonOriginally posted December 7, 2009 on Gender News from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research
December 2, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-BairdA study released this fall reported some chilling trends:More than 2 million babies and mothers die...