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Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla


The concept of reproductive health promises to play a crucial role in improving health care provision and legal protection for women around the world. This book is an authoritative and much-needed introduction to and defence of the concept of reproductive health, which though internationally endorsed, is still contested. Chapters integrate related disciplines to provide a comprehensive picture. They analyse fifteen cases from different countries and cultures, and explore options for resolution. The aim is to equip readers to fashion solutions in their own health care circumstances, compatibly ... More

Keywords: reproductive health, ethics, human rights, health care provision, women, legal protection, medical law

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241323
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca J. Cook, author
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Bernard M. Dickens, author
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Mahmoud F. Fathalla, author
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Assiut University, Egypt

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Part I Medical, Ethical, and Legal Principles

Part II From Principle to Practice

Part III Data and Sources