Reproductive Health as a Human Right: A Matter of Access or Provision?

Davies, Sara E. (2010) Reproductive Health as a Human Right: A Matter of Access or Provision? Journal of Human Rights, 9(4), pp. 387-408.

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This article seeks to understand why, despite over three decades of claiming women's reproductive health as a human right, we have seen little progress in reducing their health inequalities and poor health outcomes. I argue that one reason for this lack of progress may be due to a failure to clearly articulate the responsibilities of key actors, crucially states, in ensuring that women have access to, and provision of, services required to realize their reproductive rights. What is needed, this article suggests, is a framework that can translate decades of rights language into action and specifically identify the provisions required to address women's health.

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ID Code: 72928
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/14754835.2010.522922
ISSN: 1475-4835
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2014 03:23
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 00:43

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