At PopDev (the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College), we are strong supporters of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). This May 28th, we call for renewed advocacy for contraceptive safety. There is a proud history of activist action and cooperation to improve contraceptive safety and champion health and rights as the cornerstone of contraceptive delivery. We are concerned that as part of the so-called rebirth of family planning, prevailing approaches privilege forms of Depo-Provera, certain long-acting methods, and sterilization over other methods. Now is the time to build on past successes and reinforce current efforts to promote a transformative SRHR agenda that resists the prioritization of fertility control over women’s health.
Click here to read the call to action.