rePROs Fight Back: A Podcast on All Things Reproductive Rights
By Jennie Wetter
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rePROs Fight Back takes you to the front lines in the escalating assault on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at home and abroad. Sponsored by the Population Institute, rePROs Fight Back features interviews with the leaders who are fighting back against those who would deny or restrict our reproductive health and rights. With so much happening in Washington and all across the country, it’s hard to stay on top of the news, but rePROs Fight Back keeps you informed on the critical fights in the U.S. on issues like abortion, birth control, sex education, women’s rights, and LGBT rights. It also lets you know what’s happening on these same issues and more overseas. New episodes debut every other Tuesday, and every episode gives you an insider’s perspective so that you can be the world’s best advocate.
||CleanSomeone Tell the State Department that Reproductive Rights are Human Rights||Last year, the Trump-Pence administration removed information on reproductive health and rights from the State Department’s annual Human Rights Reports, effectively communicating that reproductive rights are not human rights. Stephanie Schmid /b...||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegalize it! Ban it! Abortion Legislation Across the US||It’s no secret that abortion access and reproductive healthcare have been under attack in the U.S. recently. Some states, like New York, are currently counteracting these attacks on healthcare, while some states are leaning in and using anti-abortio..||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHere are the facts of New York’s Reproductive Health Act||Sexual and reproductive health and rights discussions, especially in today’s world, can often be depressing, bleak, or just a bit of a downer. But on January 22nd, the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York recently passed proactive legislation c..||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Self-Managed Abortion?||Any conversation we have about reproductive health, reproductive freedom, bodily autonomy, or abortion should include detailed discussions of all of the available options on how abortion care can be accessed-- and that includes self-managed abortion...||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYouth and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Focus on Uganda||It is critical that young people around the world are engaged and informed on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world, with over 75 percent of the population under the age of 35. Maureen ...||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights: 2018 Year in Review||Over the past year, sexual and reproductive health and rights have endured unending attacks from the administration, Congress, and state legislatures. This year, women and girls around the country have watched as access to vital reproductive health ...||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Trump is Reshaping the Federal Judiciary||The Trump administration is reshaping our judicial landscape. During his time in office, Trump has sent 157 judicial nominees to the Senate, which is bad news for reproductive and sexual health and rights. To help explain the sometimes daunting task...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#HandsOffIX: Proposed Changes to Title IX Fail Sexual Assault Survivors||Betsy DeVos, the United States Secretary of Education, has proposed changes to Title IX, a federal civil rights law which is meant to protect students from sex discrimination within education programs. These changes would severely undermine the righ...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIt Shouldn't Be This Hard For Immigrants to Access Health Care||For clarity, these show notes and this podcast episode will be inclusive of undocumented immigrants and immigrants with legal status. In the United States today, there are more than 8 million citizens who live with at least one family me...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Hero Origin Stories||This week we are doing something a little different. We talked to a number of amazing SRHR heroes to hear their story of how they got into working in the reproductive justice or sexual and reproductive health and rights space. We talked ...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVindication of Pleasure in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights||SRHR isn’t just about domestic and international policies on gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy and STI’s. While that’s very important, pleasure is also a critical part of sexual and reproductive health and rights! Bergen Cooper from the||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#BeBoldEndHyde||September 30, 2018, marked the 42nd anniversary of the Hyde Amendment. It’s no secret that abortion care can be a costly expense for women around the country. As a result of the Hyde Amendment, about 7.4 million women ages 15-49 who have healt...||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Podcast About All Things Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights||So we say this a podcast about all things repro, but it's actually about all things sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). SRHR is the sum of rights and health issues that are related to human reproduction. Sexual health, sexual rights, repr.||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Talk About Sex...Education||Comprehensive sexuality education refers to sequential learning between grades K-12, where young people are building education and skills related to medically-accurate and scientific topics that are age, developmentally, and culturally appropriate and .||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Pod: Crisis Pregnancy Centers, SCOTUS and Why We Need to #StopKavanaugh||Crisis Pregnancy Centers are centers that exist to deter pregnant women from receiving abortions. They provide pregnancy tests, anti-abortion counseling and material resources for pregnant women. There are an estimated 2,750 Crisis Pregnancy Centers se.||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTitle X Under Attack||Title X is the national family planning and reproductive health program for low income women and men enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1970. The bipartisan program was intended to combat the war on poverty; low incom.||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeghla Akter on Avoiding Child Marriage||In Bangladesh, 52% of girls are married by their 18th birthday. In more rural communities, the numbers are even worse, where 71% of girls are married before the age of 18. Meghla Akter was almost forced into marrying a 30 year old man at 13, when ...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFighting Child Marriage in India||In Rajasthan, India, child marriage is a tradition. But, the practice isn’t limited only to the one northwestern state; while child marriage is a global issue, India has the highest number of child brides in the world. While over the last decade, Indi||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChild Marriage in Latin America||Nearly 1 in 4 girls across Latin America and the Caribbean are married before the age of 18. Girls who are at the highest risk of getting married as a child are usually from poorer homes in rural areas, or from indigenous groups. Latin America and the .||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnding Child Marriage||Every year 12 million girls are married before the age of 18, according to data from the UN. That breaks down to 23 girls getting married every minute. Child marriage is a violation of girls human rights and can have severe, lifelong physical, mental, .||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow the Administration is Attacking Repro Rights in the US and Overseas||Every person, no matter who they are and where they live, should be able to make basic health decisions about their lives. Reproductive health and rights are both a domestic and international issue; we cannot talk about one without the other. But, atte.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPEPFAR: Achieving an AIDS - Free Generation||The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a program that was born from bipartisan legislation in 2003 under George W. Bush’s administration. It was the biggest global health investment for a single disease by any country in the worl||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQueering Repro||Reproductive health and the LGBTQ+ community are often talked about separately, but both groups intersect, and oftentimes fight the same battles for the same populations. Bodily autonomy, the ability to plan if and when you have children, the ability .||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeeting the Health Needs of Sex Workers||The sex work population is one of the most marginalized and stigmatized; sex workers face consistent human rights abuses, like lack of access to primary and reproductive health care and violence, on a daily basis. Preston Mitchum with Advocates for You.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReligious Refusals: A License to Discriminate||A religious refusal is when a healthcare provider (such as a doctor, nurse, CEO, receptionist, or member of a hospital board) refuses to provide or facilitate healthcare because it goes against their personal religious beliefs. This most often impacts .||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Maternal Health Crisis Facing Black Women||Women in the U.S. are more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth related causes than women in other developed countries. Unfortunately this is disproportionately felt by black women. Black women are more likely to die from childbirth or pregnancy .||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#EndFGM: Researching to End FGM/C in a Generation||200 million girls in 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and 13 million girls under the age of 15 are at risk of undergoing FGM/C. Dr. Jacinta Muteshi-Strachan, FGM researcher with Population Council, sits down with us.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGender Based Violence and SRHR||Worldwide, 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Tarah Demant with Amnesty International talks to us about gender-based violence, its ties to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and what it looks like throug.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustice for Jane||When a person crosses a border, they still carry fundamental human rights- including the right to choose if, when, and how they have a family. Bethany Van Kampen from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health discusses the reproductive heal.||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#FundUNFPA to Support Women and Girls Around the World||In 1994, the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA) held the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt. The idea of population shifted from demographic trends and numbers to individuals that have a right to determine and||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 Week Abortion Bans: Unnecessary and Arbitrary||January 22, 2018 marked the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Supreme Court ruling Roe w. Wade. There’s no question that the landmark ruling is under attack; 401 abortion restrictions have passed since January of 2011. We sit down with Dr. Jam.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlobal Gag Rule||January 23, 2017 marks the one year anniversary of the reinstatement of one of the most pressing reproductive health issues today, the inhumane policy known as the Global Gag Rule, which undermines family planning efforts and threatens the health and l.||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBirth Control Benefit||In this episode, Mara Gandal-Powers with the National Women’s Law Center talks to us about the Affordable Care Act’s momentous birth control benefit, which allows women to access contraception without a co-pay.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanrePROs Fight Back: Setting the Scene Domestic Update||In this episode, we bring you up to speed on the current status of reproductive health and rights in the United States. Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Jacqueline Ayers talks to us about the good and the bad of reproductive and sexual healt||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanrePROs Fight Back: Setting the Scene International Update||Now that we know how the U.S. is advancing, we have to ask: what is the status of accessible reproductive and sexual healthcare throughout the rest of the world? In this episode, we set the scene. Jonathan Rucks from PAI discusses how women and girls i.||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanrePROs Fight Back: Reproductive Justice||There’s a radical idea that you are in charge of your own reproductive future, and that you have the right to choose if, when and how you have children, don’t have children, and choose to parent your children. In this episode, Heidi Williamson from||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Such important information
Thank you Jennie! This is such vital information. I thought I knew so much about reproductive rights, but I'm shocked how much I learn in every episode! Keep up the good work!
Informative way to learn about Reproductive rights
I learn something new with every episode. This podcast is a great way to learn about what’s happening around reproductive health and rights both in the US and internationally. It’s so important to fight back right now and this podcast is a great way to stay informed and fight back.
Listen, learn, empower yourself to take action repeat!
Repros Fight Back is an overdue wake up call on the state of reproductive & sexual rights in the US and abroad. I find this podcast to be informative and useful as a woman, concerned citizen of the world and especially a US taxpayer. Thank you for creating this platform which showcases the reality of the situation and for providing knowledge that anyone anywhere can Use to fight back with.