Reproductive Rights: 20 Twitter Accounts To Follow

Reproductive health has been center-stage in the news this October, with the Trump administration rolling back the employer birth control mandate, and Jane Doe ultimately receiving the abortion she desired on time.

In the midst of a heated month of reproductive health debates, a local San Francisco community group — Nasty Women for America — hosted a Reproductive Health and Justice panel. Before taking action in response to current events, we wanted to become more informed.

I believe one of the best ways to get up to speed on a new topic is to ask an expert to recommend good resources. And our panel of three wildly intelligent experts in the field (researcher Aleka Gurel, entrepreneur Amanda French, and clinician Sarah Vensel) provided an opportunity to do just that.

Here are some of the organizations and individuals the panel recommended to keep up with women’s health and reproductive rights:

Organizations

@SisterSong_WOC — SisterSong is working to strengthen and amplify the voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice.

@BlkMamasMatter — Black Mamas Matter supports black women in advocating, driving research, building power, and shifting culture with respect to black maternal health, rights, and justice.

@UNFPA — The United Nations Population Fund is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted and every childbirth is safe.

@Bedsider — Bedsider is an online birth control support network operated by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

@Rewire_News — Rewire News offers investigative reporting on issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice.

@ANSIRH — Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health conducts multidisciplinary research on people’s sexual and reproductive lives.

@Guttmacher — Guttmacher Institute is a research and policy group working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights globally.

@ReproRights — The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right.

@PPFA — Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. Also not their more action and policy oriented account: @PPact.

@prhdocs- Physicians for Reproductive Health a doctor-led national advocacy organization, promoting sound policy and practice using medical evidence.

@WholeWomans — Whole Woman’s Health is a family of clinics providing compassionate, patient-centered abortion care. Check here for updates on our clinics, reproductive justice, and abortion access.

@AbortionFunds — The National Network of Abortion Funds is a network that funds abortion and builds power to fight for cultural and political change.

@EngenderHealth — EngenderHealth is an international organization that works to make high-quality family planning and sexual and reproductive health services widely available­­.

People

@DrWillieParker — Reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider for women in Alabama, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.

@DrJenGunter — OB/GYN and pain medicine physician, and Twitter’s resident gynecologist on abortion, politics, and googling your symptoms.

@Hegemommy — A writer and adjunct law professor, Jessica Mason Pieklo is a health law expert focused on reproductive rights and social justice.

@melindagates — Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working to help people globally lead healthy, productive lives — and concerned with global women’s health in particular.

@DrDGrossman — Clinical and public health researcher on abortion & contraception.

@cbpolis — Epidemiologist working on global public health, contraception, abortion, HIV, infertility, sexual & reproductive health, systematic reviews.

@mclemoremr — Researcher focused on understanding the factors that contribute to inequities in women’s reproductive health and justice.


You can find a complete Twitter list of these resources and more here. If you have suggestions of additional accounts to follow, please leave them in the comments!

Many thanks to Aleka Gürel whose expertise informed this post.