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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  • Upcoming events

    Friday, October 27, 2017 at 06:00 PM through October 29, 2017
    Tennessee State University, Avon Williams Campus


    We are so glad you will be joining us at our first annual statewide convening! Please register if you plan to attend any day of the convening, even if you don't plan to attend all 3 days. Register HERE.

    This convening is FREE to participants, but we are asking for a donation of $25, $50, or $100 as you are able in order to help us cover convening costs like the space rental and meals for participants. If you are able to donate, please click here.

    If you or your organization is interested in becoming a convening sponsor, please contact

    We can offer scholarships for travel or lodging for participants. We have a limited amount we can make available for scholarships, and priority is given to students, youth, and folks from marginalized communities who are directly impacted by reproductive justice issues. If you have the individual or organizational capacity to fund your trip to this convening, please do so we can provide more opportunities for people who do not have the resources to attend. The deadline for scholarship applications is October 2, 2017. Award notifications will be sent out October 13, 2017.

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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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