Family Planning Policy Program

Through our policy program, we advocate for policies that reduce disparities and improve the health of families by guiding research priorities and making research findings accessible. To do this, we develop and maintain strong relationships with community and advocacy groups, hold an annual conference, and distribute evidence-based policy analyses to a broad audience.

At the Section, we believe the future of reproductive health requires responsible policy-making to ensure access to a wide range of reproductive health care services.

By guiding our research priorities and making our findings accessible to those who shape policy, we advocate policies that reduce disparities and improve sexual and reproductive health. We develop interdisciplinary research informed by pressing policy issues and use social science methods and clinical knowledge to inform our policy recommendations.

We develop advocacy resources in the form of policy briefs and fact sheets. We also sponsor lectures and an annual conference that highlight the latest research, interventions and policy prescriptions for an audience of reproductive health advocates and policymakers, as well as clinicians and researchers. We are dedicated to developing strong relationships with community-based organizations, advocacy organizations and policymakers to promote a reproductive justice agenda – locally, nationally and internationally.

Learn more about our research-informed policy work