Our Charter and Principles

GDC’s work is rights-based, aligned with the international human rights framework, and focuses on sexual and reproductive health, while respecting the dignity and the autonomy of the health decisions of all people. All members subscribe to the following articles of the Charter:

  1. Global Doctors for Choice is a global network of member physicians whose overarching goal is to improve reproductive health outcomes and to enhance women’s autonomy to control their reproductive lives.
  2. Global Doctors for Choice is committed to promoting exchange, support and collaboration between physicians around the world, so that they can actively work towards ensuring that all people have access to comprehensive reproductive health care, with respect for autonomy and the information and freedom of choice to make their own reproductive health decisions.
  3. Members will draw upon their experience in diverse medical disciplines to harness their medical credibility and scientific expertise as health care providers dedicated to the best medical interests of women and men from all over the world.
  4. Members will actively advocate to make comprehensive, evidence-based reproductive health care, including abortion, accessible for women worldwide.


Our values and principles provide the basis for our decisions and actions. GDC embraces the following guiding principles to steer its operations:

Advocating for access to safe reproductive health care for all.