Sexual Health Advocacy

Reproductive rights and sexual health advocacy issues are currently at the forefront of political discussions. View these websites to learn more about the current policies, debates, and issues in sexual health, as well as ways to get involved with current efforts.

  • Advocacy for Sound Health Policy topic
    American Sexual Health Association
    ASHA is the oldest nonprofit agency dedicated to sexual health advocacy efforts. Their website provides tips on how to become involved in sexual health advocacy work, including a database of political officials to write letters to by state.
  • Forward Together
    Forward Together has both youth and adult organizing efforts surrounding many social issues, including sex education in schools, immigration reform, and marriage equality. The organization also provides resources specific to starting your own organizing efforts around reproductive justice issues.
  • CHANGE: Center for Health and Gender Equity
    CHANGE is involved in advocacy work nationally and globally surrounding women’s reproductive rights and access to family planning services. The organization provides tools and resources for individuals interested in becoming involved in their current campaigns, as well as news about the latest policies affecting women’s reproductive health.
  • Reproductive Health Advocacy Strategies for Sexual Assault Survivors: How Sexual Abuse or Assault Can Affect Ongoing Reproductive and Sexual Health
    Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP); 2012
    This publication is designed specifically for sexual assault survivors who are interested in becoming involved with reproductive health advocacy work. WCSAP lists several strategies for addressing the long-term health care needs of sexual assault survivors and general advocacy strategies for sexual assault advocates.
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
    Planned Parenthood Action is one of the nation’s premiere reproductive health rights advocacy organizations. The website provides information on their latest initiatives, as well as information on sub-groups within the advocacy organization, including Latinos for Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Global.
  • Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP)
    Physicians for Reproductive Health
    ARSHEP is designed to educate physicians on how to be advocates for adolescent reproductive health. The program’s curriculum modules offer concrete examples on how physicians can play a role in sexual health advocacy that creates a noticeable impact
  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)
    RAINN is the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. In addition to providing statistics on sexual violence, tips for reducing one’s risk of being sexually assaulted, and the latest news related to sexual violence, they also offer resources for victims of sexual assault to get help and counseling.
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