21 judgments found.

Griswold v. Connecticut

Country: United States
Year: 1965
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 381 U.S. 479 (1965)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy

The Appellants, who had opened a birth control clinic, were convicted under the General Statutes of Connecticut of 1958 (the Act) as accessories in crime for providing information and medical advice on contraception and prescribing contraceptives to married individuals. The Act criminalized the use of “any drug, medicinal article or instrument” by any person “for …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning
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