Sexual and reproductive health

Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights

A toolbox for examining laws, regulations and policies

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: 106
Publication date: June 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150742 4


Laws and policies play a key role in upholding human rights and promoting sexual and reproductive health. Yet, in many countries, laws, regulations and policies are not always consistent with human rights standards and may also represent a barrier for people achieving the highest attainable standard of sexual and reproductive health. This Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights Module allows countries to use a human rights framework to identify those barriers and make proposals to overcome or reduce them.

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