Reproductive rights

Clearinghouse Connector – November 2012

Links to online resources available from the Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse collection.

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Reaching for health : the Australian women’s health movement and public policy Australian National University E Press, 2012

Developing sexual health programmes : a framework for action World Health Organization, 2010

Transforming health systems : gender and rights in reproductive health : a training manual for health managers World Health Organization, [2000]

Human rights instruments

Several aspects of sexual, reproductive health, providing information using contraception, abortion, should be ‘decriminalized’, third committee told United Nations, 2011

Rights to sexual and reproductive health : the ICPD and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women United Nations, 1988

Using human rights for sexual and reproductive health: improving legal and regulatory frameworks Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, 2012

IPPF Charter on sexual and reproductive rights International Planned Parenthood Federation, 2003

Contraception and abortion

Access to abortion : a human rights issue for Australian women National Human Rights Action Plan Blog, 2011

Abortion in Australia : access versus protest Journal of Law and Medicine, 2004
Please note that this resource no longer reflects the current law on abortion in Victoria. It is included because it provides a relevant discussion of reproductive rights in relation to abortion

Human rights : another look at abortion Australian Institute of Criminology, 1993

Abortion and human rights : government duties to ease restrictions and ensure access to; safe services Center for Reproductive Rights, 2008

The right to contraceptive information and services for women and adolescents Center for Reproductive Rights; United Nations Population Fund, 2010

Women with disabilities

Moving forward or losing ground? : the sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities in Australia Women With Disabilities Australia, 2004

Female and disabled: a human rights perspective on law and medicine WWDA News, 2002

Assessing the situation of women with disabilities in Australia : a human rights approach Women with Disabilities Australia, 2011

Related websites

Reproductive Choice Australia

World Health Organization. Sexual and reproductive health: gender and rights

Center for Reproductive Rights

Senate Inquiry into Involuntary or Coerced Sterilisation of People with Disabilities in Australia

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