From birth control and HIV/STI prevention to abortion and holistic pregnancy care, comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care is foundational to health and well-being. Law is a tool to expand access, dismantle barriers, and address disparities through innovative models of care. Many states are improving reproductive and sexual health care through enabling, for example, the delivery of medication abortion, HIV prevention, and other services via telemedicine. Law can also, however, be deployed in ways that drive inequity and marginalization—through outright bans on services, insurance coverage limitations, and other restrictions.
The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) advocates to strengthen and protect access to reproductive and sexual health care services through a range of strategies, including the provision of law and policy analyses to community and clinical partners, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and amicus curiae or “friend of the court” briefs.