Reproductive Health Law in the Philippines

  • Esperanza Cabral Former Secretary of Health, Department of Health, Philippines

Abstract

The Philippines has recently passed a law on Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health  after several decades of controversy and public debate. This article summarizes the elements of the Reproductive Health Law, as well as the arguments for and against its enactment.

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Published
2014-05-24
How to Cite
Cabral, E. (2014). Reproductive Health Law in the Philippines. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 28(1), 26. Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/48
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