Combating Misinformation, Advancing Proactive Policies in Illinois & Vermont

In 2019 Illinois and Vermont passed bold legislation that protects and enshrines the right to reproductive health care. NIRH launched digital campaigns in Illinois and Vermont to celebrate this groundbreaking legislation and to guard against potential backlash by promoting accurate information about the laws.

NIRH Applauds Nevada Legislators for Choosing to “Trust Nevada Women”

May 31, 2019
Contact: Noah Gardy, [email protected]
As Fight for Reproductive Freedom Escalates, Nevada Passes the Trust Nevada Women Act to Eliminate Harmful Restrictions on Abortion Access
NEVADA – Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), released the following statement hailing passage of legislation in Nevada today eliminating outdated and onerous restrictions on abortion access. […]

NIRH Applauds Governor Cuomo For Swiftly Signing And Enacting Reproductive Health Act

January 22, 2019
Contact: Stephanie Reichin, [email protected], 617.549.3745
New law enshrines Roe v Wade into state law 46 years after landmark decision, protecting reproductive rights and abortion access at the state level, setting precedent for states around the country to act
New York – On the 46th Anniversary of Roe v Wade, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law […]

NIRH Condemns Partisan Votes on Reproductive Health Act and Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act


June 6, 2018
Contact: Noah Gardy
E: [email protected]
C: (201) 218-6310
The following is a statement from National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) President Andrea Miller
New York – Today, Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, released the following statement reacting to Senate Republicans’ refusal to allow amendments that would bring the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) and […]

Empowering LGBT Youth as Advocates in Central Pennsylvania

Far too often, LGBT youth are overlooked in the development and delivery of sexuality education programs, with the result that they lack the information and tools they need to make healthy, informed decisions about their sexuality and reproductive health. In 2017, NIRH partnered with the Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania and the LGBT Center […]

Sepcial Events and Development Manager

The National Institute for Reproductive Health (www.nirhealth.org) works to increase access to reproductive health care by changing public policy, galvanizing public support, and normalizing women’s decisions to have abortions and use contraception. Since 2008, the National Institute has partnered with more than 120 organizations in 37 states and 48 localities, providing strategic guidance, hands-on support, […]

Gay Blood

By Morgan

Every year since my sixteenth birthday, I have donated blood at my school’s annual blood drive. Each time I donate blood, I have to fill out an extensive questionnaire which requires donors to divulge personal information about their sex lives- their gay male sex lives, in particular. It is made very clear by clinicians and by the New York Blood Center itself that males who have had sex with another male, even once, are not allowed to donate blood, nor are females who have had sex with a male who has had sex with a male. The justification for such a rule is that it is a preventative measure intended to ensure that no recipients of blood donations contract HIV/ AIDS. […]

Less Sex, More Reality of Your Cause

By Sheniece

Recently I saw an advertisement with Angela Simmons and was confused by the message they were trying to portray. The only thing that was running through my mind was how nice her body looked. It turns out that the ad was about becoming a vegetarian and was sponsored by PETA. I noticed that many […]