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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: What is the relevance of women's sexual and reproductive rights to the practising obstetrician/gynaecologist?
Author: Shaw, D
Faundes, A
Abstract: Women's sexual and reproductive rights are an integral part of daily practice for obstetricians/gynaecologists and the key to the survival and health of women around the world. Women's sexual and reproductive health is often compromised because of infringements of their basic human rights, not the lack of medical knowledge. Understanding the relevance of respecting and promoting sexual and reproductive rights is critical for providing current standards of care, and includes access to information and care, confidentiality, informed consent and evidence-based practice. The violation of women's rights in their daily lives through common problems such as gender-based violence and discrimination results in serious consequences for their health. Obstetricians/gynaecologists are natural advocates for women's health, yet may be lacking in their understanding of relevant laws or the limits of conscientious objection. This chapter outlines the framework for sexual and reproductive rights, and explores its relevance to the practising clinician.
Subject: women's sexual and reproductive rights
human rights
reproductive health
sexual health
maternal mortality
unsafe abortion
gender-based violence
informed consent
conscientious objection
advocacy
professional organizations
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Bailliere Tindall
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2006.01.013
Date Issue: 2006
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