” />

Create Account | Sign In: Author or Forum

 
 
News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter    
 

 Headlines:

 

Category: Family Medicine | WebScout

Back to Health News

Health Highlights: Nov. 14, 2012

Last Updated: November 14, 2012.

 

Share |

Comments: (0)

Tell-a-Friend

 

  Related
 

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Birth Control a Human Right: U.N. Report

Access to birth control is a universal human right that could significantly improve the lives of women and children in poor countries, according to the United Nations Population Fund's annual report.

It's the first time the report has clearly described family planning as a human right, and it said that legal, cultural and financial barriers to birth control and other family planning measures are infringements of women's rights, the Associated Press reported.

Increasing funding for family planning by $4.1 billion could save $11.3 billion a year in health costs for mothers and newborns in poor nations, the document said. The U.N. does not consider abortion a family planning measure.

The report, released Wednesday, isn't binding on nations, the AP reported.

Copyright © 2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.


Previous: World Diabetes Day Designed to Raise Awareness Next: Synthetic Skin Heals Itself With a Touch, Study Shows

Reader comments on this article are listed below. Review our comments policy.


Submit your opinion:

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Useful Sites
MediLexicon
  Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us
Copyright © 2001-2014
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME | Conferences

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.