National Institute for Reproductive Health’s Statement Admonishing Proposed Changes to Narrowly Define Gender

October 24, 2018
Contact: Marisa Rodriguez, [email protected]

NEW YORK, NY – The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) President Andrea Miller released the following statement today regarding changes proposed by the Trump administration to narrowly define gender under Title IX:

“The Trump administration’s proposed assault on the transgender community is the latest in a string of abhorrent and reprehensible attempts to control individuals’ decisions about their bodies. To eradicate essential recognitions and protections of transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people is unconscionable. We will stand proudly with the transgender, non-conforming and non-binary community as we continue to fight back against Trump and Pence’s hateful policies and work towards a world where every individual has the freedom to exist and the ability to control their reproductive and sexual lives.”


The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local levels to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception.