Family Planning Resource Guide - Advocacy

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/sections/contraception.php
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)
www.acog.org 

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)
www.infoforhealth.org/about.shtml

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)
www.contraceptivecoverage.com

Describes such advocacy issues as benefits coverage, unintended pregnancy, and adverse pregnancy outcomes for employers.

Kaiser Family Foundation
www.kff.org/womenshealth/contraception.cfm
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/pac/
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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Contact:

Alicia Luchowski, MPH
Director
Health Care for Underserved Women/ LARC Program
aluchowski@acog.org