Reproductive rights

Reproductive rights

Transforming health systems: gender and rights in reproductive health

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English
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Online
Optical Media
Author: 
World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research
Publisher: 
World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland

Represents a training manual for health managers. Outlines how to facilitate a course that promotes the understanding of gender and rights in reproductive health. Course offers both conceptual and technical skills and tools for pactitioners to integrate the promotion of rights and gender equality into their policies, planning and programmes.

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Practical and ethical dilemmas in the clinical testing of microbicides: a report on a symposium

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Lori L. Heise
C. Elizabeth McGrory
Susan Y. Wood
Publisher: 
International Women's Health Coalition
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Describes microbicides, substances that would reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when used vaginally or rectally. Summarizes extensive deliberations, key decisions and recommendations made at a 1997 symposium of 55 advocates, scientists, policy makers, and industry representatives from 15 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Addresses such complex issues as informed consent, standard of care, community participation, the role of social science, and implications for public policy.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMH.H45 1998

Center for Reproductive Rights

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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Français
Spanish
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Advocacy
Policy development

A non-profit legal organization that promotes and defends women's reproduction rights within the US and internationally. Addresses such topics as human rights, equality, adolescents, safe pregnancy, abortion, and contraception. Website contains press releases, publications, an online bookstore, US legal documents relevant to reproductive rights, reproductive information by region, and discussions of current policy issues.

Primary Telephone: 
(917) 637-3600
Email Address: 
info@reprorights.org
Fax Number: 
(917) 637-3666
Street Address: 
120 Wall St.
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10005

Medical Students for Choice – Toronto

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Advocacy

Ensures that training is available for new medical doctors in all aspects of reproductive health, including abortion, through raising awareness of practitioner shortage, the lack of abortion education in medical schools, and escalating violence against abortion providers. Represents students at medical schools across the United States and Canada. Website contains information and statistics about reproduction, a newsletter, and reproductive training opportunities for medical students. Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive health care choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training.

Email Address: 
msfctoronto@hotmail.com

Improving reproductive and sexual health: integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights (Spanish)

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Spanish
Translated Title: 
Mejorando la salud reproductiva: para la emancipación de la mujer y sus derechos reproductivos
Author: 
Isfahan Merali
Publisher: 
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides information, in Spanish, geared toward the health practitioner on the importance of integrating women's empowerment and reproductive rights principles in the delivery of health services.

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Includes bibliographical references.

A call for action: governments: take responsibility for women's health!: primary health care and women's reproductive and sexual

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights
Publication Place: 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Focuses on the promises of the Alma Ata Declaration that held so much potential for improving the health of people worldwide.

ISBN/ISSN: 
WOMNH.W66 2003

Family Care International

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Training
Community education/development
Advocacy
Publisher

Forms an organization dedicated to improving women's sexual and reproductive health and rights in developing countries, with a special emphasis on making pregnancy and childbirth safer. Produces a wide range of resources including guidelines, training materials, and other information tools.

Primary Telephone: 
(212) 941-5300
Email Address: 
info@familycareintl.org
Fax Number: 
(212) 941-5563
Street Address: 
588 Broadway, Suite 503
City: 
New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10012

Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms a multi-racial alliance of feminist activists, health practitioners and scholars committed to promoting the social and economic empowerment of women in a context of global peace and justice and to eliminating poverty, inequality, racism, and environmental degradation. Builds collaborations among the public health, drug treatment and reproductive rights communities to resist the unethical tactics of the cash-for-sterilization program known as C.R.A.C.K. Monitors and opposes quinacrine chemical sterilization. Provides new analysis on the experiences of women of color with the violence of law enforcement. Opposes the 'greening of hate,' the penetration of the environmental movement by conservative anti-immigrant individuals and organizations. Surveys secondary-school social studies textbooks on population and the environment and working to develop alternative curricula. Educates population and environmental organizations on the problems of using demographic alarmism and rationales in explaining the causes of global problems. Campaigns against immunological contraceptives and dangerous contraceptive practices.

Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@cwpe.org
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 16178
City: 
Baltimore
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
21218

State of world population 2003. Making 1 billion count: invensting in adolescents' health and rights

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English
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Online
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United Nations Population Fund
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Examines how neglect and under-funding of one billion adolescents’ reproductive health needs are perpetuating poverty and spreading HIV/AIDS. Details how investing in the health and rights of today’s young people is a critical step in insuring people’s present and future well-being. Also examines how gender inequality and the denial of human rigths threatens girls' and women's lives and health, and undermines efforts to reduce poverty.

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Women's health, women's rights: perspectives on global health issues

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Vijay Agnew (ed.)
Publisher: 
Centre for Feminist Research
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents a collection of papers, all of which were presented at the 9th International Women's Health Conference.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1550144138
WOMH.W66 2003
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Winter/Spring 2004: The 9th International Women’s Health Conference was held in Toronto in August 2002, attended by over 400 delegates representing 75 countries. There were three conference themes: sexual and reproductive rights, violence against women and environmental health. For those who missed the conference, you can now experience some of its power through this collection of papers, all of which were presented at the conference itself. Some of the papers focus on case studies, such as the chapter on services provided to survivors of child sexual abuse. Others explore barriers to women’s reproductive rights, and still others discuss violence in refugee camps. Whether from Brazil, Palestine, Nigeria or Canada, the contributions are framed by the principle that equality (social, economic and political) is a necessary condition for improving women’s health.
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