Healthy and Free Tennessee is a coalition of agencies, organizations, and individuals working together to promote sexual health and reproductive freedom in the state of Tennessee. We support the right of all Tennesseans to:

  • Make private decisions about their sexual and reproductive health, free from intrusion or coercion by any government, group, or individual.
  • Access a full range of safe & affordable sexual and reproductive health care along with accurate information about their health care options.
  • Be free from discrimination on the basis of their reproductive life decisions.

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    Steering Committee Nominations Open

    Healthy & Free Tennessee is excited to be accepting nominations (due Oct 8) and applications (due Oct 22) to serve on our Steering Committee. We are looking for extraordinary people in Tennessee who are volunteer activists, committed advocates, and/or professionals working in the fields of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice as well as people involved in environmental protection, immigration rights, racial justice, and other areas of human rights that understand the intersection of this work with reproductive freedom and sexual health. 
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    HFTN & Free Hearts Speak Out Against Coercive Birth Control and Sterilization

    You may have heard about White County General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield’s unconstitutional practice of offering reduced jail time in exchange for willingly undergoing a vasectomy or a birth control implant, which he has now rescinded. Healthy and Free Tennessee and coalition partner Free Hearts, an organization led primarily by formerly incarcerated women in support of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated mothers and their children, join the many voices speaking out against this harmful practice. Though we support widespread access to a range of contraceptive options for everyone in Tennessee, we do not support the targeting of vulnerable incarcerated populations for long-acting birth control or sterilization. We see this as an attack on the reproductive freedom of Tennesseans, particularly incarcerated women.
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