RaisingHerVoice.org: Sexual Assault Survivors Speak Out

About RaisingHerVoice.org

RaisingHerVoice.org provides a safe space for survivors of sexual assault to share their experiences with emergency contraception (EC or the "morning-after pill"). The website aims to raise awareness about the important role of EC during a time of crisis.  Please note that some of the material on this website may bring up unexpected feelings for survivors of sexual assault. 
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RaisingHerVoice featured at Pennsylvania V-Day Events!

Colleges and universities around Pennsylvania will feature RaisingHerVoice.org materials at their Vagina Monologue campaigns this month. Check out the V-Day event nearest you to get involved.

 

Boston Legal Depicts Critical Role of EC after Rape
In Boston Legal's "Smile" episode, one of the issues addressed is access to emergency contraception (EC) in hospital emergency rooms for women who have been raped.  In this episode, a young woman sues a Catholic hospital for denying her emergency contraception while being treated after rape.  Her attorney, Shirley Schmidt, emphasizes the professional obligation doctors have to their patients to disclose all medical options even when those options might conflict with the doctor's personal beliefs.  Read Schmidt's closing statement.

 

To use this episode to educate others about the important role of EC after sexual assault, host a   Boston Legal Viewing Party. We now have DVD copies for you to borrow for your event!

 

Emergency Contraceptive Plan B is Now Available Without a Prescription!

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved emergency contraceptive Plan B for over-the-counter status to individuals age 18 and older. Younger women age 17 and under still require a prescription in order to purchase the medication. Read more.

 

What is Emergency Contraception?
Emergency contraception (EC) can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. EC can be used if the primary form of contraception fails, if you have unplanned sex, or if you are forced to have sex. It is often known as “the morning after pill,” but this name is misleading because EC can prevent pregnancy up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex. However, the sooner it is taken, the better. Read more about EC

 

 

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