Updates to this book, and information on translations to French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic are now available at www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty/cook/ReproductiveHealth.html
Author: Rebecca J. Cook
Publisher: Clarendon Press
The concept of reproductive health promises to play a crucial role in improving women's health and rights around the world. It was internationally endorsed by a United Nations conference in 1994, but remains controversial because of the challenge it presents to conservative agencies: it challenges policies of suppressing public discussion on human sexuality and regulating its private expressions. Reproductive Health and Human Rights is designed to equip healthcare providers and administrators to integrate ethical, legal, and human rights principles in protection and promotion of reproductive health, and to inform lawyers and women's health advocates about aspects of medicine and healthcare systems that affect reproduction. Rebecca Cook, Bernard Dickens, and Mahmoud Fathalla, leading international authorities on reproductive medicine, human rights, medical law, and bioethics, integrate their disciplines to provide an accessible but comprehensive introduction to reproductive and sexual health. They analyse fifteen case-studies of recurrent problems, focusing particularly on resource-poor settings. Approaches to resolution are considered at clinical and health system levels. They also consider kinds of social change that would relieve the underlying conditions of reproductive health dilemmas. Supporting the explanatory chapters and case-studies are extensive resources of epidemiological data, human rights documents, and research materials and websites on reproductive and sexual health. In explaining ethics, law, and human rights to healthcare providers and administrators, and reproductive health to lawyers and women's health advocates, the authors explore and illustrate limitations and dysfunctions of prevailing health systems and their legal regulation, but also propose opportunities for reform. They draw on the values and principles of ethics and human rights recognized in national and international legal systems, to guide healthcare providers and administrators, lawyers, governments, and national and international agencies and legal tribunals. Reproductive Health and Human Rights will be an invaluable resource for all those working to improve services and legal protection for women around the world. Updates to this book, and information on translations to French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic are now available at www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty/cook/ReproductiveHealth.html
Bearing in mind the above definition , reproductive rights embrace certain human rights that are already recognized in ... have the information and means to do so ,
and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health .
Author: Stephen P. Marks
Publisher: Harvard University Press
This collection of texts provides the practitioner, scholar, and advocate with easy access to the most basic instruments of international law and policy that express the values of human rights for advancing health. It is the first in a series on health and human rights from the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. Topics include: professional ethics; research and experimentation; treatment of prisoners and detainees; patients' rights; right to health; right to life; freedom from torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide; the right to an adequate standard of living; women and reproductive health; children; persons with disabilities; rights of older persons; infectious diseases; business, trade, and intellectual property; occupational health and safety; biotechnology; and protection of the environment. This work will be an indispensable reference for students and professors in courses covering the intersection of health and human rights.
... BT Human physiology Reproduction RT Reproductive health Reproductive rights NT Conception Embryology , Human Fertility , Human -Age factors ( May
Subd Geog ) UF Age factors in human reproduction BT Aging -Effect of chemicals
The reproductive health and rights approach adopted at the ICPD was premised
on the view that women are intrinsically valuable; as such, it expressed genuine
concern about their health and well-being.” Whereas the old approach had ...
How can we move forward in the region promoting reproductive health , rights
and well - being ? We should strongly advocate to the countries to renew their
commitment to the values of freedom , respect for human rights , democracy ,
Author: Bishwa Keshar Maskey
Proceedings of the South Asian Dialogue on Reproductive Health, Rights & Well-Being, organized by SID-Nepal Chapter, on July 11, 2003.
Reproductive Health and Human Rights The failure to address preventable
maternal disability and death and to deal with the shame and indignities that
South Asian women have to live with life - long represents one of the greatest
Category: Reproductive health
Proceedings of the Policy Dialogue on Reproductive Health and Rights, held at Kathmandu on 11th July 2003.
Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics and Law
Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003, Case Study No. 2, pp. 262-275. C.A.A.
Packer. Using Human Rights to Change Tradition: Traditional Practices Harmful
In 1990 the Foundation launched a new Reproductive Health and Population
program and placed social science ... funding has focused on addressing sexual
and domestic violence against women as a health and human rights issue .
Author: Rosalind Pollack PetcheskyPublish On: 2003-10-10
Extrait d"About this book" : "[This book] is a critical yet optimistic analysis of the role of transnational women's groups in setting the agendas for women's health, and especially reproductive and sexual rights, in the international and ...
Author: Rosalind Pollack Petchesky
Publisher: Zed Books
Category: Political Science
Extrait d"About this book" : "[This book] is a critical yet optimistic analysis of the role of transnational women's groups in setting the agendas for women's health, and especially reproductive and sexual rights, in the international and the various national settings. A political theorist by training, [the author]'s perspective is deeply embedded in feminist, postcolonial and ethical theory as well as current debates on globalization. The book reviews a decade of women's participation in UN conferences, transnational networks, national advocacy efforts and sexual and reproductice health provision, assessing both their strenghs and weakness. It contains trenchant critiques of the Cairo, Beijing and Copenhagen conferences documents and World Bank, WHO and health sector reform policies. It also offers case studies of national-level reform and advocacy efforts and appraises the controversy concerning TRIPs, trade, and essential AIDS drugs. That controversy, Petchesky argues, starkly illuminates the 'collision course' of transanational corporate and global trade agendas with the struggle for gender, racial and regional equity and the human right to health."
2 Rights - Based Approach to Reproductive and Sexual Health The Vienna
agreement emphasized that the rights of women and girls are " an inalienable ,
integral and indivisible part of human rights , " requiring special attention as part
of all ...
The following are considered to be reproductive health rights in relation to the
right to the benefits of scientific progress ... The above discussion demonstrates
the relationship between reproductive human rights and other core human rights
Policy & practice Human rights for sexual and reproductive health Jane
Cottingham et al . a but it may the Children , ' have generally focused on three
key principles : the participation of affected communities ; ensuring discrimination
does not ...
Ideal as a tool for both professionals and students, this book discusses the similarities and differences in health and human rights challenges that are faced by women globally.
Author: Padmini Murthy
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Women's Global Health and Human Rights serves as an overview of the challenges faced by women in different regions of the world. Ideal as a tool for both professionals and students, this book discusses the similarities and differences in health and human rights challenges that are faced by women globally. Best practices and success stories are also included in this timely and important text. Major Topics include: XGlobalization XGender Based Terrorism and Violence XCultural Practices XHealth Problems XProgress and Challenges"
The ICPD Programme of Action and the Beijing Platform for Action recognise
sexual and reproductive rights as human rights , thereby affirming them as an
inalienable , integral and indivisible part of universal human rights . Sexual Health ...
Chapter 2 The Global Reproductive Health and Rights Agenda : Opportunities
and Challenges for the Future Laura Reichenbach There is mounting suspicion
among many in the field of reproductive health that reproductive health and rights
Author: Laura Reichenbach
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward critically reflects on the past fifteen years of international efforts aimed at improving health, alleviating poverty, diminishing gender inequality, and promoting human rights. The volume includes essays by leading scholars and practitioners that are centered on the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its resulting Programme of Action. ICPD, an agreement among 179 governments, UN agencies, and NGOs, was intended to shape population and development policy—reinterpreted and redefined as "reproductive health." More than a decade after the enthusiasm that accompanied ICPD, there is growing concern about its effectiveness in the context of global health and development. Reproductive Health and Human Rights addresses that concern. The book grapples with fundamental questions about the relationships among population, fertility decline, reproductive health, human rights, poverty alleviation, and development and assesses the various arguments—demographic, public health, human rights-based, and economic—for and against ICPD today. A number of the chapters address institutional challenges to ICPD and consider how the changing political, religious, academic, and disciplinary contexts matter. Other chapters engage operational and conceptual issues and whether ICPD has been able to move the reproductive health agenda forward on topics such as maternal mortality, abortion, HIV/AIDS, adolescents, reproductive technologies, and demography. Finally, several chapters examine how ICPD has been sidelined by emerging health and development agendas and what could be done in response. Unlike any book yet published, Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward examines the state of the arguments for reproductive health and rights from a multidisciplinary perspective that provides policymakers, scholars, and activists with a better understanding of how reproductive health and rights have developed, their place in the global policy agenda, and how they might evolve most effectively in the future.
WHO Activities Relating to Family and Reproductive Health Few areas of
women's human rights in the health sector have received as much attention, both
internationally and nationally, as reproductive health. It is important to stress that
Author: United Nations. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural RightsPublish On: 2002
UNFPA - WHO briefing on reproductive and sexual health to members of the
Committee ( 20 November 2001 ) Background 1071. UNFPA's work with the
treaty bodies began in 1996 with the round table of human rights treaty bodies on
Author: United Nations. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
This declaration is a binding document for all countries requiring and ensuring
basic human freedoms and rights, including rights to health, education and
gender equality. A number of UN conventions and international treatises, directly
Author: Corinne A. A. PackerPublish On: 2002-01-01
7 Closing the Circle
Author: Corinne A. A. Packer
Publisher: Intersentia nv
This study seeks to establish the strengths and weaknesses of the human rights approach within the specific context of sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on women as a group and their reproductive health. This book gives an inter-disciplinary and well-founded study on the human rights violations still occurring.
The Cairo Hearing on Reproductive Health and Human Rights advanced the
message that “ women ' s health is a human right . " Women from six regions
recounted the human rights abuses they had encountered through involuntary ...