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Parental Consent and Notice for Contraceptives Threatens Teen Health and Constitutional Rights

            Currently, no state or federal laws require minors to get parental consent in order to get contraception. Increasingly, however, proposals are being introduced to restrict teens’ access to reproductive [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Contraception,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Bibliography: Adolescent Sexual Health

This bibliography is intended as a reference tool, for convenience only. It is not exhaustive, and is not updated on a regular basis. The inclusion or omission of any article, book, website or other source [...]

United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Litigating Reproductive Rights: Using Public Interest Litigation and International Law to Promote Gender Justice in India

This report explores the use of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to promote gender justice and advance women’s reproductive rights in India. Women’s reproductive rights in India are severely undermined by gender-biased practices. As a result, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Female Genital Mutilation: A Matter of Human Rights An Advocate’s Guide to Action

"Our position is that FC/FGM must be acknowledged as a violation of the human rights of women and girls - it cannot be separated from deep-seated and pervasive discrimination against women." "This practical guide is [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Female Genital Mutilation,Accountability Bodies,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Beyond the Law: Justice and Gender in Latin America

What is the role of law in transforming women's lives in Latin America? Have recent legal reforms made a difference for women's equality and access to justice? Are there effective mechanisms for defending women's rights? [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Emergency Contraception (EC): A Safe and Effective Way to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancy

It is estimated that over three million American women have unplanned pregnancies each year, and over half of these end in abortion. Emergency contraception (EC), sometimes called the "morning-after pill," is an effective method of [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

First-Ever Federal Ban on Abortion Violates Women’s Rights

On June 28, 2000 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a sweeping state ban on abortion. Despite that ruling, Congress passed an almost identical law that was signed by President George W. Bush on November [...]

Abortion,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

The Teen Endangerment Act (H.R. 748, S.8,396,403): Harming Young Women Who Seek Abortions

The Teen Endangerment Act, also called the "Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act" (CIANA) or the "Child Custody Protection Act" (CCPA), will harm young women who face unwanted pregnancies. The Teen Endangerment Act (H.R. 748, S. [...]

Adolescent SRHR,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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