33 judgments found.

Jocelyn Edwards

Country: Australia
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: (2011) 81 NSWLR 198; [2011] NSWSC 478
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Informed consent, Occupational health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to property
Facts:

Jocelyn and Mark Edwards were happily married and intended to have a child. They encountered some difficulties in conceiving and consulted a fertility clinic. Both subsequently agreed to in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Mark had earlier expressed the importance to him of Jocelyn having their child before he was “unable” to, which was positively supported …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Cancer, Clinics, Contraceptives, Fertility, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Informed choice, Occupational accident, Public hospitals
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V.C. v. Slovakia

Country: Slovakia
Year: 2011
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 18968/07, Eur. Ct. H.R. (2011).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, a woman of Roma origin, was sterilized at the hospital during the delivery of her second child. Prior to the Cesarean section, the medical personnel allegedly asked the applicant whether she wanted any more children. When she expressed that she did, the medical personnel allegedly told the applicant that if she got pregnant …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Caesarean, Childbirth, Compulsory sterilization, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Forced sterilization, Forced treatment, Health facilities, Inappropriate treatment, Infertility, Informed choice, Involuntary sterilization, Involuntary treatment, Mandatory sterilization, Mandatory treatment, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Sterilization, Unauthorized treatment
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S v. Procureur Général

Country: Switzerland
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Justice, Penal Division [Cour de Justice, Chambre pénale]
Citation: Switzerland
Health Topics: HIV/AIDS, Hospitals, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Petitioner, S, was a man living with HIV. He was aware that he was HIV-positive since 1998 and had been undergoing treatment since then. In 2006, he began combination antiretroviral therapy. The Petitioner’s viral load had been undetectable since 2008 and he was not suffering from any other infections. The Petitioner’s doctors had assured …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Condoms, Contraceptives, Health care professionals, Health care workers, HIV, HIV positive, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Public hospitals, Sexual assault, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Transmission
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Women on Waves and Others v. Portugal

Country: Portugal
Year: 2009
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 31276/05
Health Topics: Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of association, Freedom of expression
Facts:

In 2004, three associations sent the ship Borndiep to Portugal where abortion was illegal that would stage activities promoting the decriminalization of abortion including distribution of drugs that can induce abortion. Aware of the project, the Portuguese Government prevented the boat from entering its national territory. The three plaintiffs sued Portugal in national courts, which …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Condoms, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning
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Doe v. Dilling

Country: United States
Year: 2008
Court: Supreme Court of Illnois
Citation: 888 N.E.2d 24 (2008); 228 Ill.2d 324
Health Topics: Health care and health services, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information
Facts:

The Appellant, Jane Doe, brought proceedings against Betty and Kirk Dilling, the parents of her late fiancé, Albert Dilling. She alleged that they had intentionally and falsely stated to her that Albert was not infected with the HIV virus and/or suffered from AIDS when “they knew that, in fact, he was HIV-positive and had AIDS.” …Read more

Tags: AIDS, Condoms, Contraception, Contraceptives, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, People living with HIV/AIDS, PLHIV, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs
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Gómez Arambula, Carlos Humberto v. Instituto Nacional de Vigilancia deMedicamentos y Alimentos INVIMA

Country: Colombia
Year: 2008
Court: Higher Court on Administrative Law, Chamber of Administrative Litigation
Citation: Case File No. 11001-03-24-000-2002-00251-01
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medicines, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to life
Facts:

A Colombian citizen challenged before the Supreme Administrative Court the constitutionality of an administrative decision that allowed the Asociación Probienestar de la Familia Colombiana PROFAMILIA to import and distribute the emergency contraception pill Postinor 2. The petitioner argued that the drug suppressed life in its initial stages, acting as an abortive and therefore violating the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy
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Paxton v. Ramji

Country: Canada
Year: 2008
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 2008 ONCA 697, 92 OR (3d) 401
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

This appeal concerns whether a doctor owes a tort law duty of care to a future child subsequently born of the doctor’s patient. Dr. Ramji prescribed Accutane to Dawn Paxton, mother of the plaintiff, Jamie Paxton, on the understanding that Dawn would not become pregnant while taking the drug. Due to her husband’s failed vasectomy, …Read more

Tags: Birth control, Child development, Childbirth, Children, Compensation, Contraception, Contraceptives, Counseling, Damages, Deaf, Differently abled, Disabled, Disclosure, Drug safety, Duty of care, Fertility, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Negligence, Non-disclosure, Patient choice, Pediatric health, Pharmaceuticals, Physically challenged, Standard of care, Testing, Tort
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Chávez Alvarado, Susana y otras v. el Ministerio de Salud

Country: Peru
Year: 2006
Court: Constitutional Court of Peru
Citation: Tribunal Constitucional [Constitutional Court] Nov. 13, 2006, Sentencia 7435-2006-PC/TC (Peru).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Medicines, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

In 2001, Peru’s Department of Health approved the emergency oral contraceptive and resolved to provide it at no charge throughout the nation. Following cases of repeated noncompliance with this resolution, plaintiffs initiated this legal action to enforce compliance. Specifically, the petitioners asserted that the mandates whose compliance they were demanding were: (1) To ensure a …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Contraception, Contraceptives, Counseling, Family planning, Health education, Health regulation, Low income, Poor, Public hospitals
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Falcón, María Liliana v. Hospital Vidal

Country: Argentina
Year: 2006
Court: Superior Provincial Court of Justice in the Province of Corrientes [Superior Tribunal de Justicia de Corrientes]
Citation: Falcon Maria Liliana c/ Hospital Vidal de la ciudad de Corrientes y/o Ministerio de Salud Publia de Corrientes y/o Estado de la Provincia Decorrientes s/ Amparo, Expediente Nº 25438/05, Superior Tribunal de Justicia de Corrientes (STJ Ctes.)(Superior Tribunal of Justice: highest provincial court in the province of Corrientes), 12/4/2006 (Arg.).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Falcon María Liliana filed anguarantee of protection of individual constitutional rights (amparo protection) against a hospital in Argentina for refusing to perform a sterilization procedure during the birth of her seventh child. The plaintiff had requested doctors to perform a ligation of her Fallopian tubes, and/or any other necessary procedure, during a planned caesarean section …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Assisted reproductive technology, Birth control, Contraception, Contraceptives, Family planning, Fertility, Health facilities, Informed choice, Patient choice, Public hospitals, Sterilization
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R (on the application of Axon) v. Secretary of State for Health and Anr.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Queen's Bench Division
Citation: [2006] EWHC 37 (Admin)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicant, Sue Axon, alleged that the Family Planning Association violated the rights of parents under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (right to respect for private and family life). The Association provided confidential advice and treatment regarding contraception, sexually transmitted infections and abortion to persons under the age of sixteen …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Birth control, Childbirth, Children, Confidentiality, Contraception, Contraceptives, Disclosure, Family planning, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Non-disclosure, Notification, Parental consent, Parental notification, Pregnancy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Termination of pregnancy
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