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What Are Women’s Reproductive Rights and How Do They Affect Patients?

Female reproductive rights are an important part of the reproductive health of women. Women in developed countries, through access to birth control, abortion and prenatal care have been able to take charge of their own reproduction. In developing countries, where resources are scarce and women many be forced into a life-threatening situation because they cannot obtain proper care, they face many more challenges. The article discusses what female reproductive rights are, how they affect patients, and why it is important for healthcare providers to ensure strong support for these

What are Women’s Reproductive Rights?

Women’s reproductive rights are the rights that provide for a woman to prevent pregnancy, obtain safe abortion, and have children without state interference. These rights have come a long way since Roe v. Wade in 1973 and include issues of sexual health, contraception, and major shifts in legislation concerning abortion access.

How do Women’s Reproductive Rights affect patients?

Women’s reproductive rights are the civil and human rights that women have to determine whether they want to bear children, when they want to bear children, how many children they want to bear, and under what circumstances. The United Nations recognizes these rights in their Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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The United States Constitution guarantees certain rights to citizens, including the right to practice religion and the freedom of speech. Women’s reproductive rights are a subset of these constitutional rights, specifically the right to make decisions about her body and family. The decision is personal and warrants women’s involvement in all stages of the process.


Reproductive rights are a basic human right; the freedom to choose whether and how to start, grow, or end one’s own life. There are a couple of major bills that have affected reproductive rights recently; “H.R. 36” which would ban abortion after 20 weeks (the so-called “heartbeat bill”), and “H.J. Res 42” which changes the definition of personhood in Roe v. Wade to include fertilized eggs (preborn children).

Pros and Cons of having a reproductive rights blog

Blogs have become a popular method of disseminating information over the past few years and they are becoming more prominent in healthcare. There is a significant amount of information out there about reproductive rights and patients can be overwhelmed by the possibilities. However, blogs also provide readers with an opportunity to seek out their own information on the topic. They allow patients to ask questions, compare different opinions and discover ways to overcome some aspects of reproductive rights that they may not feel comfortable discussing with others in person.


The way women’s reproductive rights are affected by patients should be regarded as a major issue. If you’re not protected by the law, it’s more difficult for women to get the healthcare that they need. In this blog post I will explore the history of how some of the provisions in Roe vs. Wade have been eroded and what is being done to affect change.

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