HIV and Women: Incongruent Policies, Criminal Consequences
12 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2011
Date Written: December 19, 2011
The new agency UN WOMEN must play an active role in the standardization of laws and policies at the global and national level where their incongruence has negative and often criminal consequences for the health and lives of women and girls. This article focuses in on three such examples: opt-out testing for HIV, criminalization of vertical transmission, and the new World Health Organization guidelines on breastfeeding.
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