When people says “reproductive rights,” many will think first of issues related to birth control – IUDs and the pill, Plan B and abortions. However, at Feminists Act!, we take an umbrella approach to reproductive justice. If it’s in any way related to the health and well-being of one’s reproductive system – from easy access to and thorough information on sexual health to preventing and treating STIs, deciding if and when to start a family to receiving appropriate medical care for our reproductive systems – we consider it all to be part of reproductive justice. Periods and ovulating? Reproductive justice. Masturbation and partner sex? Reproductive justice. Want to start a family? Avoid pregnancy? Make decisions about an unwanted pregnancy? You get the idea.
Fortunately, there are many amazing individuals and organizations doing work in this area. On the right side of the page, we’ve curated a list of national organizations with which you can connect to take action on issues of reproductive justice. Be sure to also do a search online, including on social media, to identify and partner with organizations doing reproductive rights work in your state or your community.