Medical Students Taking on Misconceptions and Stereotypes

Three med students in India talk about an ASAP Asia workshop they participated in on gender, sexuality, and abortion.

What Does President Trump Mean for Sexual and Reproductive Rights at the UN?

Trump’s stated desire to restrict access to safe, legal abortion services, combined with the most regressive Republican Party platform on sexual and reproductive rights, spell disaster.

Statement on the Election of Donald Trump as US President

  • November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016 We at the International Women’s Health Coalition are deeply concerned that the policies proposed by US President-elect Trump and the Republican Party will result in serious setbacks for women and girls worldwide. As an independent, feminist advocacy organization, we stand ready to oppose any effort to roll back progress for women and…

A Legacy to Build On: the Next Administration Must Keep up the Fight for Women’s Health

The next administration must build on the progress made and prioritize sexual and reproductive health and rights in both domestic and foreign policy.

We Need a Feminist Secretary-General at the United Nations

We now know the next Secretary General won’t be a woman, but will he be a feminist?

HERA Action Sheets

  • October 7, 2016

HERA Action Sheets

>>Available in PDF / Available in Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

Access to Safe Abortion is a Human Right

  • October 6, 2016

Published in 2008, this fact sheet outlines some of the restrictions on access to safe abortion around the world, and the global consequences of those restrictions. It also offers suggestions on how to reform abortion policies and improve access to safe abortion services.

Expanding Access to Safe Abortion: Strategies for Action

  • October 6, 2016

>>Available in PDF / Available in French and SpanishSummary: By Adrienne Germain and Theresa Kim (New York: IWHC, 1999). Demonstrates how to use international conference agreements and human rights instruments to argue for access to safe abortion services, and describes strategies that are being used across a wide range of countries to implement such services (44 pages).

Four Essays on Birth Control Needs and Risks

  • October 6, 2016

By Ruth Dixon-Mueller and Adrienne Germain Published in 1993, these essays offer differing perspectives of women’s health advocates, scientists, and researchers on contraceptive development; assessing “relative risks” of contraception and pregnancy; defining “unmet need” for family planning; and abortion.

Congressional Action on Zika: Too Little, Too Late?

Congress finally agreed to provide badly-needed funding to halt the spread of the Zika virus. But it’s woefully inadequate.