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The Fight for Accessible Emergency Contraception with Kelly Cleland

In the year following the historic Dobbs decision that changed the landscape of women’s reproductive health, access to emergency contraceptives and abortion services is more important and sought after than ever. While navigating reproductive healthcare in the Post-Roe world can be daunting, there are groups, like the American Society for Emergency Contraception, who are there to help make it easier. This week’s episode 76 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about the fight for accessible emergency contraception!

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Kelly Cleland is sharing the importance of breaking the stigmas around abortion and emergency contraception and actionable steps you can take right now to support organizations supporting women’s reproductive health.

Kelly Cleland is the Executive Director of The American Society for Emergency Contraception. Kelly worked as a researcher at Princeton University for 14 years, with an emphasis on emergency contraception and medication abortion. She is an enthusiastic mentor to young people and is a proud graduate of the women leaders for the World program.

Some of the talking points Julie and Kelly go over in this episode include:

  • How the American Society for Emergency Contraception contributes to advancing access to emergency contraception.

  • Student leaders taking access to emergency contraception access on campuses into their own hands.

  • How many pharmacies have unnecessary or outdated hurdles in place for those wanting to get Plan B and other emergency contraceptives.

  • The importance of mentorship and groups of all-women contemporaries.

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