•The American University Washington College of Law says that health law encompasses “not only the law of health care delivery and financing but all areas of study that focus on the intersection between law and health: from the ethics of embryonic stem cell research, to the role of government in preventing child maltreatment, to occupational health and safety regulations, to the laws governing elder care and death.”
the reasons for health law include: 1. Evolution of medical technology 2. Medical mistakes 3. Inequality between the doctor and patient 4. Public entitlements and constitutional rights 5. The duty of lawyers to the public
in regards to reproductive health Definition according to the International Conference on Population and Development, Programme of Action, 1994. •“Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and its functions and processes.
the rights come from: •the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948;
•the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1979;
•the Programme of Action, from the International Conference on Population and Development, Cairo 1994;
•and the Platform for Action at the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995;
with that in mind…do you think the world , especially teh developing nations, are up task to protect these rights?