Sexual and reproductive health

Considerations for formulating reproductive health laws

Second edition

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Authors:
World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Considerations for formulating reproductive health laws

Publication details

Number of pages: 76
Publication date: 2000
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/RHR/00.1 - Web only

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This discussion paper considers how laws can be developed to improve protection of sexual and reproductive health, and how they can be applied to facilitate rather than obstruct the availability of sexual and reproductive health services. It addresses legal principles governing relations between providers of health services in general and of sexual and reproductive health services in particular, and intended recipients of those services. The legal principles that are examined include those governing free and informed decision-making, privacy and confidentiality, the competent delivery of services and the use of conscientious objection.