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As an employer, a student health care provider, and a health sciences education leader, Tufts is committed to protecting equitable reproductive care access to the fullest extent guaranteed by current Massachusetts law.

Care and Coverage

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Insurance Coverage

Tufts faculty, staff, and students enjoy access to health insurance that covers reproductive healthcare procedures and contraception, as well as gender-affirming healthcare.  Eligible employee Blue Cross Blue Shield members can also access medical travel benefits and inclusive fertility coverage.

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Student Health Services

Campus health services provide students with unbiased, patient-centered counseling for planned and unplanned pregnancies, along with contraception, emergency contraception, referrals to appropriate providers, and trans- and gender-affirming care.

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Education and Resources

CARE (Center for Awareness, Resources, and Education) provides free and confidential sexual health education and support to all Tufts students. Their website includes extensive, in-depth information about contraception, pregnancy, adoption, and abortion options, and support for students impacted by sexual violence.

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Tufts Reproductive Health Committee


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TRHC was formed to assess the availability of reproductive health care at Tufts, reduce barriers to access, and provide up-to-date information, resources, and support to students, faculty, and staff.

Sponsoring leaders include the university's Provost and Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Members include employees and students from across Tufts campuses.


TRHC Updates

Travel reimbursement benefit: The faculty and staff Blue Cross Blue Shield health plans began providing a medical services travel reimbursement benefit effective January 1, 2023. We’re continuing to explore opportunities that would extend a similar benefit to students and postdoctoral scholars at Tufts.

Contraception vending machines: The Medford/Somerville campus now hosts a vending machine with free contraception and $15 emergency contraception. Tufts has ordered one for the Grafton campus and is exploring another on the Boston Health Sciences campus.

Legal landscape: Tufts attorneys are participating in legal working groups and ongoing analysis of rapidly shifting reproductive health policy and law.

Civic discourse, research, and academic inquiry: Our community continues to engage thoughtfully on these topics through speakers, courses, and scholarship across the university's campuses.

What's next: TRHC members are considering issues related to health data privacy, resources for community members outside Massachusetts, and more.

Pregnancy and Parenting Support

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Inclusive Fertility Benefit

Tufts is proud to offer an inclusive family planning and conception benefit to eligible Blue Cross Blue Shield subscriber employees.  Progyny supports everyone, including those choosing single parenthood or who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. The benefit covers fertility treatments and also provides support for adoption and surrogacy.

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Childcare Resources

Tufts offers guidance and resources for finding child care as well as access backup care service, child care center discounts, and contract and affiliate relationships with child care providers. Eligible employees also have access to Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs).

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Lactation Rooms

Tufts community members who are nursing can use the university's lactation rooms located throughout the four campuses. Visit the Office of Equal Opportunity's website to review the lactation policy, reserve a room, or request a lactation accommodation.

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Employee Leave

Take the time needed to bond with a new child or care for a family member with paid time off.

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Student Leave

Tufts is committed to supporting pregnant and parenting students. You'll find pregnancy and parental leave information relevant to you through your school's student life office and in your student handbook.

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Additional Resources

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Medical Education




Beyond Tufts

Abortion Legal Hotline

A partnership of the Women’s Bar Foundation, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, ACLU of Massachusetts, and five law firms, help connect Massachusetts-based health care providers and helpers, as well as patients obtaining care in Massachusetts, with free legal advice and resources about their legal rights to access and provide lawful abortions.

Hotline Phone Number: (833) 309-6301

Recent News and Events

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The Aftermath of Dobbs - Abortion in America

On Wedneday, October 26, 2022, Tisch College and the Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) sat down for a panel conversation about the aftermath of the Dobbs decision, its effect on our most vulnerable populations, and how we move forward.