REPROHEALTHLAW Updates: Conferences, Resources, News and Jobs

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“Abortion: The Unfinished Revolution”   August 7-8,  2014 at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI.  Preliminary Program

FIGO World Congress 2015, Vancouver, BC,  Canada,  Oct 4-9, 2015 .  12-page brochure online here.


Abortion Law in Transnational Perspective:  Cases and Controversies, ed. Rebecca J. Cook, Joanna N. Erdman and Bernard M. Dickens, 16 chapters.  Forthcoming, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.  To receive details when it is published, email reprohealth. law\at/ utoronto. ca with subject “abortion book flyer”.

[abortion – South Africa]  Lived Experiences of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act 92 of 1996: Bridging the Gap for Women in Need (2013). by Camilla Pickles,  South African Journal on Human Rights 29.3 (2013): 515-535  Abstract online.

[conscience]  “Dishonourable disobedience” – Why refusal to treat in reproductive healthcare is not conscientious objection,” by Christian Fiala and  Joyce H. Arthur, Woman – Psychosomatic Gynaecology and Obstetrics (forthcoming 2014)
Proofs online.

[conscience] Accommodating Religious Beliefs: Harm, Clothing or Symbols, and Refusals to Serve Others, by Robert Wintemute.  The Modern Law Review, Vol. 77, Issue 2, pp. 223-253, 2014. Abstract online.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Reproductive Health, 65 articles from the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.   online through this webpage.


[Mexico] Women’s rights advocates from GIRE note a pattern (at least 20 recent cases) of poor indigenous women being turned away from hospitals while in labor, forcing them to give birth on lawns, patios or parking lots. News article.

[Senegal] Tem-year-old rape victim, pregnant with twins, is being denied an abortion in Senegal  News article

US-focused news, resources, and legal developments are available on Repro Rights Prof Blog.  View or subscribe.



Western University, Faculty of Law, Professor of Health Law and Policy, London, ON, Canada.    Job details

Grand Challenges in Global Health program – including Reproductive health topic.  Apply by May 6, 2014.   Application details

Links to other employers in the field of Reproductive and Sexual Health Law are online here

Compiled by the Coordinator of the International Reproductive and Sexual Health Law Program, reprohealth*law at For Program publications and resources, see our website, online here.
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