Political Advocacy Groups

A Directory of United States Lobbyists

Women's Health

see also Abortion & Reproduction

American Association of Birth Centers
3123 Gottschall Rd.
Perkiomenville, PA 18074
Phone: 215-234-8068
Fax: 215-234-8829
"AABC is dedicated to the promotion and maintenance of childbearing/birth centers which recognize the rights of healthy women and their families, in all communities, to birth their children in an environment which is safe, sensitive and economical with minimal intervention." (http://www.birthcenters.org/about/mission.php)
60th Percentile Breast Cancer Action
E-Mail: info@bcaction.org
55 New Montgomery, Suite 323
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-243-9301
Toll Free: 877-2STOPBC
Fax: 415-243-3996
"Breast Cancer Action carries the voices of people affected by breast cancer to inspire and compel the changes necessary to end the breast cancer epidemic." (http://www.bcaction.org/Pages/LearnAboutUs/
Center for Health and Gender Equity
E-Mail: change@genderhealth.org
6930 Carroll Ave, Suite 910
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: 301-270-1182
Fax: 301-270-2052
"The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) is a U.S.-based non-governmental organization focused on the effects of U.S. international policies on the health and rights of women, girls, and other vulnerable populations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. We believe that every individual has the right to the basic information, technologies, and services needed to enjoy a healthy and safe sexual and reproductive life free from coercion and preventable illness." (http://www.genderhealth.org/ --> About CHANGE)
Childbirth Connection
E-Mail: webform
281 Park Ave. S, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-777-5000
Fax: 212-777-9320
"The mission of Childbirth Connection is to promote safe, effective and satisfying maternity care for all women and their families through research, education and advocacy." (http://www.childbirthconnection.org/article.asp?ck=10253)
[Formerly known as Maternity Center Association -- KCF]
International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc.
Email: info@ican-online.org
1304 Kingsdale Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Phone: 310-542-6400
Toll Free: 800-686-ICAN
Fax: 310-697-3056
"The International Cesarean Awareness Network, Inc. (ICAN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by preventing unnecessary cesareans through education, providing support for cesarean recovery, and promoting Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)." (http://www.ican-online.org/about/aboutican.php)
National Breast Cancer Coalition
E-Mail: webform
1101 17th St. NW, Suite 1300
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-296-7477
Toll Free: 800-622-2838
Fax: 202-265-6854
"Since 1991, the National Breast Cancer Coalition's trained advocates have lobbied at the national, state and local levels for public policies that impact breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. Our grassroots advocacy effort has hundreds of member organizations and tens of thousands of individual members working toward increased federal funding for breast cancer research and collaborating with the scientific community to implement new models of research, improve access to high-quality health care and breast cancer clinical trials for all women, and expand the influence of breast cancer advocates in all aspects of the breast cancer decisionmaking process." (http://www.natlbcc.org --> About Us)
National Women's Health Network
514 10th St. NW, Suite 400
Washington DC 20004
Phone: 202-347-1140
Fax: 202-347-1168
"The National Women's Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. The Network aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women." (http://www.womenshealthnetwork.org)
10th Percentile
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
E-Mail: communications@ppfa.org
434 West 33rd St.
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-541-7800
Fax: 212-245-1845
"Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., is the world's largest and most trusted voluntary reproductive health care organization. Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916 as America's first birth control clinic, Planned Parenthood believes in everyone's right to choose when or whether to have a child, that every child should be wanted and loved, and that women should be in charge of their own destinies."
Society for Women's Health Research
E-Mail: info@womenshealthresearch.org
1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 701
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-223-8224
Fax: 202-833-3472
"The Society for Women's Health Research is the nation’s only non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the health of all women through research, education and advocacy. Founded in 1990, the Society brought to national attention the need for the appropriate inclusion of women in major medical research studies and the need for more information about conditions affecting women disproportionately, predominately, or differently than men." (http://www.womenshealthresearch.org --> About Us)