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CRR Blasts Health and Human Services Secretary’s Intervention to Block FDA Approval of Plan B One-Step for Over-the-Counter, All-Ages Use

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights strongly criticizes U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision to intervene and block the Food and Drug Administration's expected approval of emergency contraceptive Plan [...]

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Abortion Worldwide: Seventeen Years of Reform

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Amicus Brief: Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

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Safe and Legal Abortion is a Woman’s Human Right

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Defenders of Sexual Rights and Reproductive Rights: a Briefing Paper to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

In June 2009, the Center for Reproductive Rights, in collaboration with Human Rights Watch and CLADEM, submitted a briefing paper to the newly appointed Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Ms. Margaret Sekaggya. The paper, [...]

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Briefing Paper: The Right to Contraceptive Information and Services for Women and Adolescents

Around the world, the unmet need for safe and effective contraceptive services is staggering: Roughly 215 million women in developing countries rely on traditional contraceptive methods with high failure rates or do not use a [...]

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Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture

Far too often, women suffer violations of their reproductive rights that inflict tremendous physical and psychological pain. They may be sterilized without their consent while doctors perform a cesarean section, denied pain medication and life-saving [...]

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