(News) Slow progress to reproductive rights

Jocalyn Clark

Canadian Medical Association Journal, CMAJ
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Religious fundamentalism and a lack of resources are the chief barriers to achieving sexual and reproductive rights for all by 2015, concluded the 2004 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) . . . Katherine McDonald, president of Action Canada for Population and Development, said that advocates of the Cairo consensus have been overly distracted by their efforts to isolate and shame US and conservative backlash and must reinvest in a commitment to human rights. “In-depth policy analyses of sexual, reproductive, and abortion rights are lacking,” she said.

Clark J. Slow progress to reproductive rights. Can Med Assoc J. 2004;171(8):841.

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