I just received this information from Advocates for Youth. The US is the largest donor in sexual and reproductive health and the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2010 would further strengthen U.S. foreign assistance and our global leadership in health. It would also combine maternal health care, family planning services, and STI/HIV testing and treatment. There are other
This is long overdue. Please take a moment to read the letter below and click on the link to contact your representative to ask them to support this important legislation.
Today, Representative Yvette Clarke (D-11th NY) introduced a groundbreaking piece of legislation that would fundamentally transform U.S. foreign assistance policy regarding sexual and reproductive health.
The Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2010 (H.R. 5121) changes the way the U.S. does business abroad by calling for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health programs and a continuum of care that is responsive to the range of sexual and reproductive needs of young people and adults.
Since youth comprise nearly half of the world’s population, the reproductive and sexual health of these young people will affect the health and well being of this planet for decades.
H.R. 5121 includes a section specifically focused on the provision and promotion of sexual and reproductive health care for youth, including comprehensive sexuality education and youth involvement in program design and delivery.
We need your help to ensure that Congress understands the importance of promoting comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services around the globe.
In the coming months, Advocates for Youth will be working hard to bring the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2010 to national attention — and to build support in Congress for its passage. Thank you for taking action!
Director of Public Policy
Advocates for Youth