Reproductive Health

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The Reproductive Revolution: How Women Are Changing the Planet's Future

Aisha, Miriam and Akhi are three young factory workers in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. They are poorly educated and badly paid. But, like millions of other young women, they relish their freedom from the stultifying conformity of rural life, where women are at the constant beck and call of fathers, brothers and husbands.

There is something else. The three women together have 22 siblings. But Aisha plans three children, Miriam two and Akhi just one. They represent a gender revolution that many see as irrevocably tied to a reproductive revolution. Together, the changes are solving what once seemed the most difficult problem facing the future of humanity: growing population.


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 The Reproductive Revolution: How Women Are Changing the Planet's Future

The population bomb is being defused. It is being done without draconian measures by big government, without crackdowns on our liberties--by women making their own choices.

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Research has shown that exposure to environmental pollutants may pose the greatest threat to reproductive health.


Gynuity envisions a world in which each individual has access to safe and effective reproductive and maternal health care—delivered where, when, and how needed.

Center for Reproductive Rights

Reproductive freedom lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center works toward the time when that promise is enshrined in law in the United States and throughout the world.

Guttmacher Institute

The Guttmacher Institute believes that good reproductive health policy starts with credible research. Through an interrelated program of high-quality research, evidence-based advocacy and strategic communications, the Institute works to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and globally.

Innovating Education in Reproductive Health

Resources for reproductive health educators worldwide.

Institute for Reproductive Health

IRH contributes to a range of health initiatives and is dedicated to helping women and men make informed choices about family planning. In particular, it offers options for simple, effective fertility awareness-based methods (FAM).

National Institute for Reproductive Health

We’re working toward a society in which each person has the freedom to control their reproductive and sexual lives. We believe that building a strong interconnected, yet decentralized movement focused on changing policy and the public discourse on reproductive health, rights, and justice is essential to reaching our goals.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) builds Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity and justice. We elevate Latina leaders, mobilize our families and communities, transform the cultural narrative and catalyze policy change.

Physicians for Reproductive Health

We are doctors who use evidence, training, and organized action to champion your health care rights

Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health focuses on all aspects of human reproduction. The journal includes sections dedicated to adolescent health, female fertility and midwifery and all content is open access.

Reproductive Health Access Project

We train and support clinicians to make reproductive health care accessible to everyone.

The Vision of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is to be the nationally and internationally recognized leader for multidisciplinary information, education, advocacy and standards in the field of reproductive medicine.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters

SRHM is also MORE THAN A JOURNAL. It creates and participates in spaces that motivate improvements in research, policy, services and practice. It contributes to capacity building in knowledge generation. SRHM inspires new rights-based thinking and action in the field of SRHR through various strategic approaches, and through multi-disciplinary global and local partnerships.

Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

The UCSF Bixby Center advances reproductive health policy and practice worldwide through research, training and advocacy.


CDC provides technical assistance, consultation, and training worldwide to help others identify and address male and female reproductive issues, maternal health, and infant health issues.

Reproductive health addresses the reproductive processes, functions, and system at all stages of life.


PATH’s work in sexual and reproductive health is guided by key principles of choice, equity, and dignity for all women. Without accurate reproductive health information and access to services and contraceptive options, women face multiple threats to their health and well-being, including sexually transmitted infections such as HIV and human papillomavirus, which can lead to cervical cancer, and unintended pregnancies.

United Nations Population Fund

Every individual has the right to make their own choices about their sexual and reproductive health. UNFPA, together with a wide range of partners, works toward the goal of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning.


Within the framework of WHO's definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, reproductive health addresses the reproductive processes, functions and system at all stages of life. Reproductive health, therefore, implies that people are able to have a responsible, satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so.

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