Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1979

Sectors : General health and health funding, Gender and social development, Maternal health, reproductive health and infant mortality
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
1979
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“12. 1. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against women in the field of health care in order to ensure, on a basis of equality of men and women, access to health care services, including those related to family planning.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph I of this article, States Parties shall ensure to women appropriate services in connection with pregnancy, confinement and the post-natal period, granting free services where necessary, as well as adequate nutrition during pregnancy and lactation.”

Scope: 
International