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2018 Midyear Report: Gaining Ground

The National Institute for Reproductive Health’s 2018 Midyear Report details the progress states have made at the midway point in the year, after most legislative sessions have adjourned, in introducing, moving, and passing legislation that proactively advances reproductive rights, health, and justice.

From the 2016 through the first half of 2016, we’ve seen waves of activism against […]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 6, 2018
Contact: Noah Gardy
E: ngardy@skdknick.com
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 […]

Stopping Fake Clinics’ Deceptive Practices in Hartford, CT

In 2017, NIRH supported a partnership between NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut and Hartford GYN Center, a long standing health care provider in the Hartford community, to educate and mobilize a grassroots base about the harms caused by so-called crisis pregnancy centers or fake women’s health centers in their community. This was based in part on a […]

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 […]