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About Us


The American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC) is here to create a world in which everyone, everywhere has access to affordable emergency contraception without barriers or stigma. We work to knock down
obstacles, build community infrastructure, and disseminate accurate information about emergency contraception in the United States. ASEC serves a unique role in the reproductive health, rights, and justice
movement as an authoritative resource on EC. To support ASEC’s work, click here to donate through our fiscal sponsor, Cambridge Reproductive Health Consultants.

We carry out this mission out by:

  • Providing expert guidance and technical assistance to movement partners on clinical and access issues  

  • Hosting the only dedicated annual meeting in the US focused on EC for healthcare providers, community activists, pharmaceutical partners, and researchers

  • Disseminating news, research and innovative service delivery concepts

  • Leading a nation-wide campaign (Emergency Contraception for Every Campus) to support student activists on college campuses who advocate for EC vending machines and launch peer-to-peer distribution programs. 

Recent ASEC activities include:

  • Publishing a commentary in the journal Contraception on the critical need for EC in a post-Dobbs America.

  • Producing evidence-based factsheets about the effect of body weight on EC, EC for transgender and nonbinary patients, and the mechanism of action of EC pills

  • Conducting a nation-wide study of real-world EC access 

  • Providing expert testimony in legislative hearings and court cases 

  • Initiating a 50-state policy and legal analysis project in cooperation with law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

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