Ensuring safe and legal access to the care we all deserve.
Upholding access to safe, legal care for everyone
Ensuring everyone has access to the best family planning method for them
Advocating for all reproductive health care needs over the course of a lifetime
Amplifying physician voices to bring scientific expertise to the public.
Empowering medical providers with our training and resources.
Physicians for Reproductive Health was founded in 1992 by a small committee of concerned physicians in New York City, where we opened our first national office in 1995. Since then, our presence has spread from coast to coast enabling us to conduct our recruiting, organizing, advocacy, and educational activities at the grassroots level.
A group of concerned physicians, led by Dr. Seymour Romney (right), gather in New York City to discuss the continuing conflict over reproductive health issues. This initial group becomes the 15-member steering committee for The Society of Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health.
The Society elects a 17-member board of physicians, diversified in age, race, ethnicity, geographic location, medical specialty, and gender. The first national board meeting takes place under the leadership of founding chair Seymour Romney, MD.
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH) sponsors its first media training workshop for physicians from around the country in Washington, DC, and conducts the first advocacy day to support Title X.
PRCH and partners launch the Medical Abortion Education Project and starts producing educational materials for physicians and their patients.
The documentary Voices of Choice: Physicians Who Provided Abortions Before Roe v. Wade features physicians who provided abortions, both legally and illegally, before the landmark 1973 decision.
The Leadership Training Initiative, an advocacy and communications training program for physicians launches.
In memory of co-founder Dr. William K. Rashbaum, PRCH presents the inaugural William K. Rashbaum, MD, Abortion Provider Award (Rashbaum in photo) to Dr. Shalom Press at an event celebrating the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.
The inaugural class of the Leadership Training Academy has 21 physicians from four specialties: obstetrics/gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, family medicine, and adolescent medicine. The first session culminates in an advocacy day on Capitol Hill.
PRCH and colleague organizations successfully pressure the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt recommendations requiring health insurance providers to cover contraception without copays.
Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health officially becomes Physicians for Reproductive Health.
My decision to quickly end my pregnancy was to protect my health and to allow me to be a mother for my children. I am so grateful to the doctors and nurses who helped me maintain my health.
Our efforts can only be sustained with your ongoing support.