FORMERLY PHYSICIANS FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE AND HEALTH

Texas: Our Board Chair Dr. Nancy Stanwood’s Statement

Dr. Nancy StanwoodStatement from Board Chair Nancy Stanwood, MD, MPH:

"The assault on access to safe and legal abortion for the women of Texas continues. Overnight, nearly 1 million women have been left without access to abortion as clinics providing compassionate, quality abortion care are forced to close due to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to allow medically unnecessary abortion restrictions to go into effect. This ruling will have a devastating effect on those women’s lives and on the health and well-being of Texas women and families.

"As a doctor-led advocacy organization that uses medical evidence to advocate for reproductive health access for all, we stand against legislation that undermines the ability of health care professionals to provide women with safe care. Abortion has an enviable safety record, with a 99 percent safety rate and a less than one percent complication rate. We are deeply concerned for the women of Texas who are left today with no access to services, and for the health care providers who are no longer able to care for the women in their communities."

New! Updated Educational Modules Available

ARSHEPTwo updated Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Education Program (ARSHEP) modules are now available for download: Caring for Transgender Adolescents, which explores gender identity and the experience of transgender adolescents and serves as a tool for clinicians to provide primary care for transgender patients and understand their sexual and reproductive health needs; and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth, which discusses the way that homophobia affects health outcomes for LGBTQ youth and how providers can develop comprehensive services to fulfill the needs of these special populations. ARSHEP prepares a select group of physicians to give free educational sessions to other providers about the best practices for adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Read more about our innovative curriculum and learn how to request a free CD-ROM and/or a free presentation.

Summer 2014 Newsletter: Summer Advocacy Heats Up

Here it is the middle of August, but you would hardly know it’s summer around the Physicians offices. We’ve all been unbelievably busy with proactive federal legislation, fending off the endless barrage of state restrictions, bringing the physician's voice to every available media outlet, and building this organization into the powerful force we need it to be to take on the myriad institutions blocking access to reproductive health care — so it seems — wherever we turn. This summer’s newsletter features just a few of the ways we’re making all this happen, building our strength for the reproductive health victories ahead... Read on!

Highest-rated reproductive rights organization in the country!

charitynavigatorCharity Navigator, America’s largest and most popular charity evaluator, has rated Physicians the number-one reproductive rights organization in the country!

Charity Navigator is considered the most influential charity rating service in the world, with over 6.2 million visits to their website in 2012 alone, and impacting approximately $10 billion of charitable donations each year. They rate organizations based on the three dimensions of a charity’s operations that a donor or social investor needs to consider before donating: financial health, accountability and transparency, and results reporting.

With its four-star rating, a perfect 100 out of 100 on Accountability and Transparency, and an overall score of 98.93, Physicians ranks 73rd out of more than 7,000 charities in the United States.

We could not have reached this amazing milestone without the generous support and active participation from all members of the Physicians community…so thank you!