Rachael N Pine

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International experience compels us to revisit how we define and assess the safety and efficacy of medical abortifacients such as misoprostol. In some countries where safe abortion is neither accessible nor legal, even unsupervised, off-protocol use of misoprostol can provide women with a means to safely terminate pregnancy. This is due primarily to(More)
Building on the broad agenda set forth at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, this article articulates similarly broad expectations for informed choice in family planning service delivery. A framework developed by a Global Working Group in 1998 sets forth various issues into a single analysis of informed choice. In an effort to(More)
The US Congress passed a spending bill in September for fiscal year 1997 which continues the restrictions for international family planning programs applied in fiscal year 1996. In addition to imposing funding cuts greater than any proposed for other development assistance programs, the bill prevents the funds from being released until July 1, 1997, 9(More)
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  • Harvard international review
  • 1994
As it has grappled with issues of population policy, the international community has emphasized that women's reproductive rights are human rights. Scholars have also acknowledged that the right to reproductive health care exists within the scope of international human rights treaties and conventions and that gender equality, nondiscrimination, and freedom(More)
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  • AVSC news (Association for Voluntary Surgical…
  • 1998
Informed choice refers to the process by which a person arrives at a decision about health care. It must be based upon access to, and full understanding of, all necessary information from the client's perspective. Much has been done over the past 20 years to build a strong global policy consensus for informed choice in family planning. That consensus(More)
The New York Community Trust (NYCT), as part of its grant-making strategy, seeks to strengthen health services for the poorest residents of New York City. The NYCT worked closely with the Fund for Public Health in New York, a nonprofit agency affiliated with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to test new approaches to health(More)