Access to Emergency Contraception

In 2003, AAWE published,Emergency Contraceptive Survey Report 2003  Based upon its survey of pharmacies in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, this policy report included several policy recommendations to increase access to emergency contraception (EC) (see Appendix F).  The report highlighted the inconsistencies in access to EC and the need for greater education of pharmacy personnel.  AAWE’s recommendations included cultural competency training for pharmacy personnel, the need to forge strategic alliances with other health activists such as HIV/AIDS advocates while awaiting the FDA’s decision, and the pros and cons of EC being over-the-counter.  The report was distributed to grassroots community groups, allies, and the corporate offices of Walgreens, CVS, and Jewel Osco.

AAWE Emergency Contraception PowerPoint

AAWE also created the above, AAWE Emergency Contraception PowerPoint, about the survey results.

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About RJTheologian

I have worked in the women's movement at nonprofits for almost 20 years. The focus of my work has been reproductive and sexual health. I was one of the founding mothers who coined the phrase "reproductive justice" in 1994. This has become a framework that has literally taken the women's movement by storm, helping to create the space for women of color to work on issues of reproductive and sexual health from positions of leadership and expertise. After working in this movement for so many years, I decided that the time had came for me to step out of the way and support the next generation of women of color leaders in doing the work. I am on to new horizons, pursing my academic studies and women and gender and theology. I will always be supportive of the work being done in the reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice movements. However, being outside of the day-to-day workings of a nonprofit organization gives me the opportunity to be a "Peripheral Movement Sista!!"
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