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Sexual and reproductive justice (SRJ) exists when all people have the power and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality and reproduction. SRJ means that every person has the human right to:
The term "reproductive justice" was coined by a group of black women in 1994. From this group, a framework and Sister Song, a collective led by indigenous women and women of color, emerged.
The SRJ Community Engagement Group (CEG) (PDF) is a group of community leaders, activists and nonprofit organizations that work with the support of the NYC Health Department to promote SRJ in New York City. The CEG meets monthly to plan and implement activities so that all New Yorkers can safely express their sexuality and gender identity with dignity, and have the knowledge, skills and resources to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.