Over-protected and under-served: Legal barriers to young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services

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The key legal barrier to accessing services in the UK is the almost total prohibition on abortion in Northern Ireland and the need to travel to England and pay for abortion which disproportionately disadvantages young women. Lack of legally mandated ...
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The Inception report introduces key concepts and terms relating to the law and SRH sets out the research methodology including the questions it sought to answer, and practical and ethical issues in carrying out the research maps relevant laws around ...
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A new law, preventing schools from expelling pregnant girls, has begun to positively change perceptions, showing that law and social norms can reinforce each other. However, the intersection between law and culture in Senegal is largely creating rather than removing ...
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The prohibition of abortion in El Salvador is an example of a direct legal barrier to SRH access. However many of the barriers are indirect, resulting from: conflicting interpretations and perceptions of the law relating to age of consent, parental ...