Reproductive Health Technologies Project

Reproductive Health Technologies Project
Address
Street: 
1020 19th St NW
City: 
Washington D.C.
State: 
District of Columbia
Zip: 
20036
Country: 
United States
Phone: 
(202) 530-4401

The Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP) works to advance the ability of every woman to achieve full reproductive freedom with access to the safest, most effective, and preferred methods for controlling her fertility and protecting her health. RHTP views technology not as an end in itself, but as a key component in expanding women's reproductive options. Founded on the belief that politics, more than science or economics, prevents new and improved products from entering the market as well as limits women's knowledge of and access to technologies, RHTP works to ensure that new technologies are developed and introduced with appropriate safeguards, a well-informed consumer constituency, and broad-based public and policy support.

RHTP was founded in 1988 as a working group to provide public education and build public understanding about the French "abortion pill" RU 486 and other antiprogestins.

Mission: 
The mission of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project is to advance the ability of every woman of any age to achieve full reproductive freedom with access to the safest, most effective, appropriate and acceptable technologies for ensuring her own health and controlling her fertility. To fulfill this mission, we seek to build consensus in support of an education, research and advocacy agenda for reproductive health and reproductive freedom. We seek consensus through a process of dialogue among diverse communities about technological developments and their global implications.