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WHO / FIGO workshop: reproductive health is a woman's right.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12347544     Owner:  PIP     Status:  MEDLINE    
During a 1994 workshop sponsored by the World Health Organization and the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), participants discussed 1) women's right to family planning information, education, and services; 2) women's right to a choice of options and to voluntary decisions concerning their health; and 3) the link between women's rights and women's health. Participants noted that obstetricians and gynecologists must expand their role to become women's advocates and must insure that women's rights to informed choice and informed consent are protected. Women should participate as equals in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies which affect them so that they can make fully informed decisions. The workshop produced the following recommendations: 1) FIGO should discourage practices that abuse women's rights to information and education on the procedures and treatments they face; 2) adolescents should receive reproductive health information, counseling, and services; 3) obstetricians and gynecologists should be trained in communication and counseling skills; and 4) national societies of obstetricians and gynecologists should encourage the provision of comprehensive reproductive health services, discourage female genital mutilation, and encourage provision of counseling for female victims of violence.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Safe motherhood     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1014-952X     ISO Abbreviation:  Safe Mother     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-03-04     Completed Date:  1997-03-04     Revised Date:  2012-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9885332     Medline TA:  Safe Mother     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10     Citation Subset:  J    
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care
Health Personnel
Health Services
Human Rights*
Informed Consent*
International Agencies
Reproductive Medicine*
United Nations
World Health Organization*

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