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Empowering LGBT Youth as Advocates in Central Pennsylvania

2019-06-19T16:46:36-04:00October 5th, 2017|Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Impact, Uncategorized, Youth Initiatives|

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

2019-06-19T16:46:43-04:00January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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, [...]

2014 Year in Review — Building Momentum: Proactive Reproductive Health and Rights Legislation in the States

2020-01-21T09:31:44-05:00January 21st, 2015|Publications & Reports, Uncategorized|

2014 was the year that NIRH produced a report tracking proactive state legislation on reproductive health and rights.  Advocates and legislators made great gains in promoting legislation that affirmatively supports women’s reproductive and sexual health, rights, dignity, and autonomy. To read more, click here.

Gay Blood

2019-06-19T16:46:55-04:00April 24th, 2012|Civil rights, TORCH, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Less Sex, More Reality of Your Cause

2019-06-19T16:46:57-04:00January 11th, 2012|Sexism, TORCH, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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