32 judgments found.

Gillick v. West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authority and Anr.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1985
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [1985] 3 All ER 402
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life
Facts:

The Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) issued a memorandum of guidance to local health authorities that stated that, inter alia, “consultations between doctors and patients are confidential,” even for children less than 16. The memorandum noted that while “it would be most unusual,” a doctor could advise the child regarding contraception without parental …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Birth control, Child development, Children, Confidentiality, Contraception, Contraceptives, Criminalization, Health education, Informed choice, Judicial bypass, Minor, Parental consent, Parental notification, Patient choice, Termination of pregnancy
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Doe v. Bolton

Country: United States
Year: 1973
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 410 U.S. 179 (1973)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Mary Doe, under a pseudonym, was a married, twenty-two year old mother living in Georgia. At the time of this case, she already had three children, two in foster care and the third given up for adoption due to her inability to provide for them. She sought an abortion from the Grady Memorial Hospital Abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Clinics, Conscientious objection, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health facilities, Low income, Poor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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