Re(al)-Productive Health is a web-based campaign which aims to promote access to emergency hormonal contraception, or ‘the morning after pill’ in Ireland, and to improve reproductive rights and well-being more broadly for women* living here.
We believe that the full availability and access to the morning after pill for women living in Ireland is hugely significant in terms of securing those real reproductive rights which have often been overlooked. Now is the time for women and men in Ireland to assess and seek to improve all arenas of reproductive and sexual freedom. And we can do so in a tangible, productive way. So, contribute to Our Campaign to secure and facilitate such rights. Map your morning after pill experience. Describe your Experience in accessing emergency contraception over the counter in more detail. Write an Article/blog for us on an issue you feel needs to be addressed. Join us as we continue the fight for reproductive rights in Ireland.
Check out our VIDEO. Real women’s experiences of accessing emergency contraception in Ireland
Who are Re(al)-Productive Health?
Re(al)-Productive Health is made up of Aoife and Fiona, two women in their twenties living in Dublin. Respectively, they are present and past students of Equality Studies in the School of Social Justice in UCD, with strong interests in women’s rights, equality and reproductive justice.
* It cannot be denied that false dichotomization and over-reliance on the gender binary can be harmful, and have been widely criticised generally. For the purposes of this campaign, however, which by nature must focus solely on the reproductive functions of cis women (a woman whose gender identity correlates with the biological sex she was assigned at birth), a clear distinction between male and female is deemed appropriate and necessary.Furthermore, Re(al)-Productive Health is a strongly pro-choice group and supports the legislation of safe abortion on request in Ireland. We welcome stories from women about abortion and support the work of other organisations who demand full reproductive rights in Ireland. Both our campaign and website are, however, sharply focused on access to emergency hormonal contraception, or ‘the morning after pill’. As such, most of the content on the site reflects this.
Thanks to Paul Reynolds for our header image. See more at Paul’s Flickr.