Tools for Integrating Rights and Health into Educational Clinical Practice

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)


For students and teachers to gain insight into the personal actions and healthcare infrastructures that can best support fundamental human rights in health care and especially in reproductive healthcare.

Type of Document:
Checklist for quality care that allows the user to consider how rights are protected or infringed by providers and the healthcare system, and case studies to explore how healthcare outcomes and human rights are interdependent.

Audience Intended:
For the checklist, educators, including teachers and students, as well as general consumers of health care. For the case studies: facilitator guides are provided for teachers. They include suggested discussion topics and resources for learning more about the clinical and rights aspects of each case. Materials apply at the university level in the classroom and also in hospitals and other clinical settings. Teachers may choose to provide students with the reference list to help them analyze the case as a homework assignment or as follow-up to more in-depth study after the initial discussion. The studies themselves may be used by students and teachers alike.

Populations Experiencing Stigma and/or Discrimination:
Women accessing health services.

Stigma and/or Discrimination:

Assess and/or Address:

For flexible use, primarily by teachers and students.

See in particular case study 7 regarding an unwelcoming birth facility.

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