Unraveling the Intersections of Domestic Violence and Reproductive Rights and Justice

Reproductive Health, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights

Domestic violence is a deeply disturbing and pervasive issue that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In the United States, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence. It is a problem that transcends boundaries of gender, race, and socioeconomic status. But what sometimes goes unnoticed is […]

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Exploring the Intersections of Harm Reduction and Reproductive Justice on International Overdose Awareness Day

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Health Care, Reproductive Justice

In the realm of public health and social advocacy, two seemingly distinct movements have emerged, each with its own unique objectives and strategies. Harm reduction, primarily associated with substance use and addiction, and reproductive justice, focused on gender equity and bodily autonomy, might appear disconnected at first glance. However, a deeper analysis reveals that these […]

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The Crucial Role of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Grades K-12

Sex Ed For All

Sex Ed

As society continues to evolve, so too must our approach to education, particularly when it comes to comprehensive sexuality education. Children in grades K-12 are at a critical stage in their development, and providing them with accurate, age-appropriate information about sexuality is essential — and most folks in the United States agree! As #SexEdForAll month […]

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Maine Family Planning Statement on Court Decision Restricting Access to Abortion Medication

Abortion, Reproductive Rights

Augusta, Maine –– Following the news that a Texas federal judge ruled in favor of anti-abortion organizations in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortions, Maine Family Planning President and CEO George A. Hill released the following statement: “This decision has nothing to do with […]

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On Trans Day of Visibility, We Renew Our Commitment to Provide Gender-Affirming Care Without Judgment

Transgender Health Care

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to center and celebrate Maine’s vibrant transgender community. And today, Maine Family Planning renews our firm, lasting commitment to provide compassionate, confidential health services, regardless of gender identity or expression. As specialists in sexual and reproductive health, we listen and provide support without judgment. That’s an important commitment, because […]

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This Black History Month, Commit to Reproductive Justice

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Reproductive Justice

This month (and every month), we’re focusing on the reproductive justice movement, a movement and framework designed and led by Black women and femmes. Alongside activists and state legislators we’re working hard to address crucial health disparities affecting Black people living in Maine, and the current national trends are staggering. Due to systemic racism cancer rates among Black women are disproportionately high, […]

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Roe’s 50th Anniversary is a Reminder: Keep Fighting

Roe's 50th Anniversary is a Reminder: Keep Fighting

Abortion, Get Involved, Health Care, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights

This month marks the arrival of two milestones: the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, and the second annual Maternal Health Awareness Day. Both occasions fall on January 22 & 23 respectively, and both have been rendered bittersweet by last June’s disastrous Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling, reversing a half-century of precedent and […]

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