The Commission on Gender Equity works toward a New York City where everyone has access to the information they need to make crucial healthcare decisions, and where everyone can obtain preventive care and affordable treatment for any kind of physical or mental illness. That’s the foundation of a healthy city.
But cisgender and transgender women – particularly women of color – face unique barriers when they access healthcare, especially when it comes to sexual and reproductive health.
The Commission on Gender Equity is fighting to tear down these barriers, working toward Mayor de Blasio’s vision of sexual and reproductive health and justice for all New Yorkers. We strive to make birth control affordable and accessible, promote comprehensive sexual health education, and help vulnerable populations get the care they need.
Under the leadership of Mayor de Blasio, the City has already taken huge strides toward sexual health and reproductive justice.