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Briefing Paper: Improving International Human Rights Standards on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

This briefing paper discusses some gaps in jurisprudence by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women with respect to the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents in view of social and legal realities in the South Asia region. The paper makes recommendations to United Nations treaty monitoring bodies for improving standards in their Concluding Observations to South Asian countries and General Comments that would strengthen guarantees for adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights.

Adolescent SRHR,Asia,Briefing Papers

Bills Would Improve Access to Reproductive Health Care for U.S. Servicemembers and Veterans

Two bills were recently introduced in the U.S. Congress that would improve access to contraception for servicemembers and their dependents and in vitro fertilization (IVF) services for veterans. The Center for Reproductive Rights—as part of [...]

Assisted Reproduction,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Story

Coalition Letter Supporting the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2021

The Center joined 32 organizations in submitting a sign-on letter on April 20, 2021, to lead sponsors Senator Shaheen and Congresswomen Speier, Escobar, and Strickland in support of the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and [...]

Assisted Reproduction,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Documents

U.S. Recommits to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights at the UN Human Rights Council

The Biden-Harris administration took a significant step forward last week in reversing the Trump administration’s harmful policies undermining gender equity and equality when it committed to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and around the world. The commitment, made March 17 before [...]

Abortion,United States,At the United Nations,Story

On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

Abortion,United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Failure to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies: The Case of Tanzania

Contraception,Tanzania,Publications

Serving Those Who Serve?

The Center for Reproductive Rights and partners have developed a set of three issue briefs focusing on reproductive health care for servicemembers, veterans and their families. The series, titled Serving Those Who Serve?, describes the [...]

Abortion,United States,In Washington D.C.,Story

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Will Cause Denial of Birth Control Coverage for Thousands

Court Gives Trump Administration Broad Authority to Expand Employer Exemptions for Moral and Religious Reasons The recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court in favor of the Trump administration’s bid to allow schools and [...]

Contraception,United States,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Statements for the Record – Congressional Hearing on Reproductive Health Care Access for Veterans.

Hearing: “Veterans’ Access to Reproductive Healthcare” U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health July 1, 2020

Abortion,United States,In Washington D.C.,Publications

News in Brief on COVID-19 and SRHR in Europe: 10 April – 3 May

Contraception,Europe,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Supreme Court Hears Case Challenging Trump-Pence Denial of Birth Control Coverage

On May 6 the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case of national significance that could have a huge impact on the ability of women across the country to access birth control.  The case, Trump v. Pennsylvania, challenges the Trump-Pence Administration’s efforts to allow virtually any employer or university to deny its employees and [...]

Contraception,United States,In the Courts,News

Servicemembers and Veterans Face Barriers in Accessing Contraception

Center and partners publish an issue brief examining barriers to care and policy solutions Servicemembers, veterans and their families face a number of barriers in accessing the contraception they need, particularly as compared to the civilian [...]

Other Barriers,United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Serving Those Who Serve? Access to contraception for servicemembers, veterans, and their dependents

Servicemembers, veterans and their families face a number of barriers in accessing the contraception they need, particularly as compared to the civilian population. Contraception is an essential part of health care. Beyond allowing people to plan [...]

Contraception,United States,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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