How can you advocate for family planning?
Information helpful to developing policies or being a supporter or activist around family planning issues is available in the websites that follow.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI)
www.guttmacher.org/ Click on Contraception under Resources by Subject
The site provides media kits, presentation tools, and policy analyses. State-specific information on legislation, trends, utilization, and policies can be obtained by clicking on the “State Center ” link.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
The public can click on Advocacy and access information about ACOG’s legislative priorities, which includes emergency contraception. Members can find information about contraceptive equity, access to emergency contraception, and State legislation under “Advocacy”.
Information and Knowledge for Optimal Health Project (INFO Project)
This site, produced by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with funding from USAID, provides wide-ranging information of use to decision-makers.
Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health (JIWH)
Describes such advocacy issues as benefits coverage, unintended pregnancy, and adverse pregnancy outcomes for employers.
Kaiser Family Foundation
www.kff.org Click on Women’s Health Policy
There are analyses of candidates’ proposals, state policies on access to contraception, and other topics of interest to advocates on this site.
National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)
www.nfprha.org Click on Fact Sheets or Instant Activist
This site includes advocacy materials (fact sheets, voting records for U.S. and state legislators) and information on becoming involved, including an advocacy tool kit.
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