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Human rights in health equity: cervical cancer and HPV vaccines.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of law & medicine
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
2-3
Pages
365–387
Identifiers
PMID: 19697754
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article seeks to demonstrate that health equity, as an empirical and normative concept, is reflected in the human rights to health and equality under international law. The obligations on government that flow from health equity as a human right are then examined. These include the obligation to act in pursuit of health equity as a policy objective, and the obligation to enact measures to ensure health equity as a policy outcome. These obligations are considered in relation to a promising remedial measure for social disparities in cervical cancer: HPV vaccines.

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