SAHM /NASPAG Statement on Leaked Draft SCOTUS Opinion Regarding Mississippi v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

A leaked draft opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States regarding Mississippi v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization raises concern that federal protections for abortion access may be at risk1. In the interest of the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults in the United States, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) and the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) object to any restrictions placed on the reproductive rights and care of adolescents and young adults, including access to safe abortion.   

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Talking points - COVID-19 Vaccine and Reproductive Health:

With ongoing COVID-19 surges, the need for vaccine uptake among adolescent and young adults is critical to safety and decreasing transmission. Although there is no preferred vaccine formulation, the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine is the sole formulation that received full FDA approval. Twelve to seventeen-year olds are currently only eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. The FDA has also recently approved the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine for those 5-11 years of age, and it is anticipated that other countries will approve the same in the coming weeks around the world.

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 NASPAG'S Response to Texas Senate Bill 8

NASPAG’s mission is to advocate for the reproductive well-being of children and adolescents and the provision of unrestricted, unbiased, and evidence-based practice of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. The Texas Senate Bill 8 undermines the ability of Pediatric and Adolescent health care providers to align with NASPAG’s mission. This bill impacts critical reproductive health care, which undoubtedly will disproportionately impact those with poorest resources and access to care. This is one of the most restrictive abortions bans in the US, making abortion illegal with no exceptions for rape, sexual abuse, incest, or fetal anomaly diagnosis.  
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