Queering Reproductive Justice: How to Ensure LGBTQ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care at the Federal Level

Queering Reproductive Justice: How to Ensure LGBTQ Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care at the Federal Level

This white paper will explore why reproductive justice is an LGBTQ issue and outline the federal policy steps lawmakers must take in order to ensure access to inclusive, comprehensive,
and affordable sexual and reproductive health for LGBTQ people. This paper will explain why a series of intersecting factors increase the vulnerability of the LGBTQ community in accessing such care, putting particular emphasis on the barrage of attacks on LGBTQ people, reproductive justice, and health care more broadly by the Trump administration. This paper will go one step further and pinpoint four federal policy solutions to help ensure access to inclusive, comprehensive, and affordable sexual and reproductive health care for LGBTQ people: repealing the Hyde Amendment, funding Title X and eliminating the domestic gag rule, guaranteeing access to the full range of contraceptive options, and safeguarding the Affordable Care Act’s LGBTQ protections and gender-affirming care.