Quality reproductive health care is a priority for the Commission. We seek to assure that a woman has what she needs to make healthy decisions about her own life. To reduce teen pregnancy, it is critical for teens to receive accurate, comprehensive sex education. Women need access to accurate information on reproductive health; good obstetric and prenatal care in order to have a safe and healthy pregnancy; and access to legal, safe and affordable contraception and abortion services. For low-income women and girls, who are often vulnerable to discrimination and abuse, we also seek to assure adequate funding of health care services.
To learn more about this issues, please see below.
- Winning Campaign: California’s Concerted Effort To Reduce Its Teen Pregnancy Rate - Guttmacher Institute, Spring 2010
- Anti-Reproductive-Rights Crimes Guidelines - California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), November 2009 (CA Commission on the Status of Women staff served on Review Committee)
- Stop Stupak Abortion Coverage Ban: Health Care Reform Must Not Restrict Women's Ability to Purchase Private Coverage for Abortion - Coalition to Pass Heath Care Reform and Stop Stupak!, November 2009
- Questions and Answers on the Stupak Amendement - Prepared by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, November 2009
- The Impact of Laws Requiring Parental Involvement for Abortion: A Literature Review (PDF)- By Amanda Dennis, Stanley K. Henshaw, Theodore J. Joyce, Lawrence B Finer and Kelly Blanchard
- The Implementation of California Laws on Anti-Reproductive Rights Crimes Final Report (PDF) - Report of the Advisory Committee on Anti-Reproductive Rights Crimes
Teen Pregnancy and Parenting
- Your Health, Your Rights (PDF) - Teens Guide to Reproductive Health Care Services Provided by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California
Please visit our reproductive health links/resources section for additional information.