News, Calls, Courses and Resources

January 25, 2012


“Using Special Powers, Brazil’s President Passes Law Requiring Compulsory Registration of All Pregnant Women” by Beatriz Galli.  Article online here.

Brazil’s Compulsory Pregnancy Registration Violates Women’s Privacy. Article online here

Comments in Portuguese by Sonia Correa  online here.


Call for papers on Reproductive and sex-related morbidity: neglected problems. Reproductive Health Matters 20.40 (Nov 2012), submissions due March 2012.  Details here.

Canada: National Health Law Conference 2012: Global Health Challenges & the Role of Law.  May 4 & 5, 2012, Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto, Canada, Early bird rate until Mar 1.  Details here.

Course: Sexuality, Gender, and Rights Institute: Exploring Theory and Practice, April 6-12, 2012  Khandala, India. Apply by Feb 10, 2012. Details here.

South Asia Reproductive Rights Case Development Workshop, in July 2012, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Call for Applications here.


abortion, Africa:  Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women:  Implications for Access to Abortion at the Regional Level, by Charles Ngwena, International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 110, pp. 163-166, 2010.  Article now online.

abortion, Armenia – sex selective abortions.  News article.

abortion, Ireland: Rape and Incest Not Grounds for Abortion, by Pauline Conroy, Reproductive Laws for the 21st Century papers, Centre for Women Policy Studies, Jan 2012.   11-page report online.

abortion, Mexico: Abortion Legalization in Mexico City, special section in Studiesin Family Planning 42(3).  Summaries online:

abortion, Mexico’s Anti-Abortion Backlash, by Mary Cuddehe.  News article.

abortion, worldwide:   Induced abortion: incidence and trends worldwide from 1995 to 2008,  The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 19 January 2012.  Article.

Dismantling Gender Stereotypes: The Role Of Laws, by Kathambi Kinoti.  Review of book: Gender Stereotyping: Transnational Legal Perspectives.  Book review.   Publisher’s page

Ethical and Legal Issues in Reproductive Health –full texts of IJGO columns,  online here

Europe:  Reproductive Rights at the European Court of Human Rights –  Nov 2011  Factsheet online.

HIV: Criminalising Consensual Sexual Behaviour in the Context of HIV: Consequences, Evidence, and Leadership, by Aziza Ahmed, Margo Kaplan, Alison Symington, & Eszter Kismodi, in: Global Public Health 6.3 (Dec 2011): pp S357-S369  Abstract of article

HIV and Women: Incongruent Policies, Criminal Consequences by Aziza Ahmed. Yale Journal of International Affairs 6.1 (Winter 2011): 32-42.  Article. 

HIV:  Right to Health Litigation and HIV/AIDS Policy (2011), by Benjamin Mason Meier & Alicia Ely Yamin, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 39, p. 81, Spring 2011.  Article.

Map of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Africa and Spain  &  booklet on Key Issues for Political Advocacy in Sexual & Repro Rights in Africa   – English, French & Spanish map and booklet

Philippines: Report to UN Human Rights Committee on Reproductive Rights in Philippines, by CRR & CUNY Law Clinic.  Report.

Scotland:  Catholic midwives in abortion conscientious objection case.  News article.

Sexual and Reproductive Rights and the Human Rights Agenda: Controversial and Contested by Wanda Nowicka, Reproductive Health Matters 19.38:119-128, Nov. 2011.  Abstract of article.

Sexual and Reproductive Rights at the United Nations: Frustration or Fulfillment? by Alice Miller and Mindy Jane Roseman. Reproductive Health Matters 19.38 (Nov 2011):102-118.   Abstract of article.

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