Application of Human Rights to Reproductive and Sexual Health

Recommendations from the Expert Group Meeting

No. of pages: 7

Publication Date: 2001

Author: UNFPA, OHCHR

The meeting examined, in particular, three issues of considerable importance to sexual and reproductive health, in order to assess the impact of clinical services, health systems and other underlying social, economic, legal and political factors on the enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health and rights, and to identify the positive measures which States are required to take under relevant treaty provisions to ensure the enjoyment of those rights. The three areas were unsafe abortion, adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS. The recommendations for action are grouped into three main areas : advocacy, information gathering and reporting process, and national level implementation.

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