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rePROs Fight Back: A Podcast on All Things Reproductive Rights

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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.

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.
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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.

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English


Episodes

Let's Talk About Sex...Education

9/11/2018
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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 related to a host of sexual health issues. These issues include human development, healthy relationships, communication, pregnancy and reproduction, HIV and STD prevention, and sexual health and behaviors, including abstinence. The goal of...

Duration:00:39:16

Bonus Pod: Crisis Pregnancy Centers, SCOTUS and Why We Need to #StopKavanaugh

9/4/2018
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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 serving 2.3 million people in the United States today. This number might seem high, but it is actually a low and out of date estimate from 2010. In this episode we talk to Amy Myrick with the Center for Reproductive Rights about Supreme Court...

Duration:00:37:41

Title X Under Attack

8/28/2018
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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 income women were having more children than higher income women, due to poor access to contraception and its high costs. Title X was created to equalize access to modern contraceptive care, and the program still fulfills that promise today. Clare...

Duration:00:49:20

Meghla Akter on Avoiding Child Marriage

8/14/2018
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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 her mother threatened to kill herself if she didn’t go through with the marriage. She managed to escape to a friend’s house, where she took refuge. Her mother refused to talk to her for three months and restricted her education. With time, Meghla...

Duration:00:11:24

Fighting Child Marriage in India

7/31/2018
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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, India has witnessed one of the largest declines in child marriage rates, it is estimated that 27% (down from 50%) of girls in India are married before their 18th birthday. Arvind Ojha with Urmul Trust and one of the founding members of Girls Not...

Duration:00:30:37

Child Marriage in Latin America

7/18/2018
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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 Caribbean is the only region in the world where there has been no significant decline or change in rates of child marriage in the last 30 years. Perla Vasquez with the Central American Mexican Youth Fund talks to us about child marriage in...

Duration:00:20:02

Ending Child Marriage

7/3/2018
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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, emotional and financial consequences. It leaves young girls particularly vulnerable to rape, maternal and child mortality, and gender based violence. It also often forces girls to put aside their education, potential, and empowerment for a...

Duration:00:27:00

How the Administration is Attacking Repro Rights in the US and Overseas

6/19/2018
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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, attempting to keep up-to-date on the global fight on reproductive health can often be overwhelming. Helping us bridge that gap is Chloe Cooney with Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Because both in the United States and abroad, the...

Duration:00:46:49

PEPFAR: Achieving an AIDS - Free Generation

6/5/2018
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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 world, and still is today. We sit down with Caitlin Horrigan from Planned Parenthood Federation of America to discuss the evolution of PEPFAR, the ways in which it has provided care for HIV/AIDS patients around the world, and the attacks it is now...

Duration:00:27:49

Queering Repro

5/22/2018
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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 to plan your pregnancy and family without government intrusion, and avoiding societal oppression and discrimination are issues that intertwine the LGBTQ+ community with reproductive health. We talk to Candace Bond-Theriault at the National...

Duration:00:32:47

Meeting the Health Needs of Sex Workers

5/8/2018
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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 Youth sits down with us to explain this lack of access to health care and how it impacts an already extremely vulnerable population of people both in the United States and abroad.

Duration:00:33:04

Religious Refusals: A License to Discriminate

4/24/2018
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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 services like abortion, miscarriage management, contraception prescriptions/procedures, HIV/AIDS treatment, and hormone therapy that women and LGBTQ+ people disproportionately require. Healthcare providers can ever refuse to provide...

Duration:00:30:08

The Maternal Health Crisis Facing Black Women

4/10/2018
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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 related causes than white women by an outrageous 243 percent. Jamila Taylor, Senior Fellow with Center for American Progress sits down with us and explains that, without addressing the root causes and disparities between black women and...

Duration:00:31:06