Here’s to kudos for organizations I admire. This page contains info about the kinds of collaborators I work with, as well as some of my favorite resources regarding abortion, contraception, and other aspects of sexual health.
I’m amazingly fortunate to have collaborated with a wide variety of outstanding organizations and researchers. A few highlights:
From 2011-8, I have served on the board of the Guttmacher Institute, an exceptional organization devoted to sexual and reproductive health through research, policy analysis, and public education.
I am so fortunate to collaborate with researchers at the University of Utah, particularly the illustrious Family Planning folks in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. I’m particularly excited to work with their team on HER Salt Lake, an initiative to provide free birth control services to thousands of people in Salt Lake County.
Reproductive and Sexual Health Links
You can sign up here for updates from the Guttmacher Institute. These digestible, evidence-based updates provide the latest news related to sexual and reproductive health research, trends, and policy.
For news, analysis, and commentary on reproductive and sexual health and justice, I often turn to Rewire News (formerly RH Reality Check). Rewire reporters also occasionally feature my research or input — for example, in stories on pregnancy ambivalence and contraceptive use, withdrawal practices and “the pull out generation”, and some of the surprising benefits of condoms.
I love bedsider.org for fun, sexy, evidence-based information on contraceptives. The Bedsider folks also feature apps that provide daily “take your pill” reminders with sex facts and other tidbits. I have written some posts for their Provider Perspectives series.
The Pleasure Project, based in the UK, is another sex-affirmative, evidence-based organization working to eroticize safer sex and “use pleasure for prevention.” They’ve got terrific resources for sex educators, advocates, and others who work on sexual health promotion.
Many of my students rave about Scarleteen, whose tagline is “inclusive, comprehensive, and smart sexuality information and help for teens and 20s.”
I spent five years volunteering for the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistant Project, which is a member of The National Network of Abortion Funds, or NNAF. Abortion funds are local- and state-based groups that help socially disadvantaged women pay for basic reproductive health care.
If you or a loved one would like compassionate support after having an abortion, you can check out Exhale’s After Abortion hotline.
Finally, I’m a big fan of organizations and campaigns that work to reduce the social and cultural stigma related to abortion. One in three women in the US will have abortions in their lifetime, yet folks are overwhelmingly disinclined from sharing these experiences either privately or publicly. You may wish to check out the 1 in 3 campaign or the new Sea Change program. An organization that works to reduce abortion stigma on a global level is The Inroads Campaign.