Ensuring Human Rights In Family Planning & Contraceptive Programs

United Nations

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute for Global Health has been working with the World Health Organization since 2013 to protect human rights in family planning and contraceptive programs. The first step was to develop a methodology that determines the extent to which indicators commonly used in public health capture human rights concerns. Current efforts are focused on developing a tool to be used for implementation of this methodology in low-income countries. The project, which focuses on contraceptive services and programs as a case study, aims to strengthen policy and health system responses around family planning.



Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services: Guidance and recommendations

Ensuring human rights within contraceptive programmes: A human rights analysis of existing quantitative indicators

Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health and human rights: A toolbox for examining laws, regulations and policies

The Program on Global Health & Human Rights advised WHO’s “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights Module.” The tool provides countries a human rights framework to identify, and overcome, barriers preventing people achieving the highest attainable standard of sexual and reproductive health.