Monday, March 12, 2007

Issues That Matter - EC After OTC

Issues That Matter - EC After OTC

Wednesday, March 21 - Wednesday, March 21
6:30 - 8:00pm

Join us for March's Issues That Matter - EC After OTC to discuss how to fill in the remaining emergency contraception gaps.

Issues That Matter: EC After OTC

Christina Tenuta, Director, Emergency Contraception Program at NARAL Pro-Choice New York & the national Back Up Your Birth Control Campaign
Galen Leigh Sherwin, Acting Director of the Reproductive Rights Project at New York Civil Liberties Union
Aishia Glasford, Policy Analyst at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Nicole Lawrence, Peer Educator for NARAL Pro-Choice New York's Teen Outreach Reproductive Challenge Program

Join us as we learn about the remaining emergency contraception barriers for undocumented women, those under the age of 18 and those facing obstacles at the pharmacy.

Wednesday, March 21
6:30 until 8:00 pm

470 Park Avenue South, 7th floor
Located between 31st and 32nd Streets

Please RSVP by March 19th to Debbie at 212-343-0114, ext. 3525 or This will be a very popular event and space is limited. RSVP is required.

Contact Debbie to RSVP or for more information.

Back Up Your Birth Control Day March 20th!

The Back Up Your Birth Control Campaign is committed to spreading the word about emergency contraception, a safe and effective method of back up birth control.

This year, on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 the sixth annual Back Up Your Birth Control Day of Action, a coalition of more than 100 women’s health and medical organizations will undertake dozens of educational activities nationwide to send an important message to teens: back up your birth control with emergency contraception.

Since the FDA approved OTC sales of EC for adult women, but kept the prescription requirement for teens younger than 18, the Back Up Your Birth Control Campaign understands that promoting knowledge and use of this safe and effective back up birth control method is even more important than ever. That’s why the Back Up Your Birth Control Campaign is using thousands of BUYBC campaign materials to mobilize activists around the country to educate the media and medical community and host Back Up Your Birth Control EC education activities on college campuses, with legislators, and for public health officials.

Please visit and our new teen site EC education Materials are available for order on our website.