Knowledge Hub

To support reproductive health advocates across the globe, Global Doctors for Choice (GDC) has gathered resources related to advocacy with the aim of influencing policies, guidelines, and laws to improve access to care.

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and does not necessarily reflect GDC’s position.  We will continue to gather and add resources, and invite you to contact us to suggest resources.

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Mujer y Salud en Uruguay

Topics: Trusted Reproductive Health Organizations    Resource Types: Websites
This organization is a feminist non-governmental organization that seeks to promote and advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights from a gender and generation perspective. Their website provides a wealth of resources, information on their activities, and workshops.This resource is in Spanish.


Date: Topics: Trusted Reproductive Health Organizations    Resource Types: Websites
REDAAS is a non-profit network of health and human rights professionals linked with public health and community services in Argentina. They have the responsibility of accompanying and supporting women in situations of legal abortion, understanding it as part of their professional, ethical, and judicial duty. Their website includes many resources on practice guidelines, law, dissemination of science, advocacy, training, audiovisuals, and their own documents. This resource is in Spanish.

Ethical and Legal Issues in Reproductive Health: Responsibility in Health Services and Conscientious Objection

Date: June 2009 Topics: Conscientious Objection    Resource Types: Publications
The Constitutional Court of Colombia has issued a decision clarifying the legal duties of providers, hospitals, and healthcare systems regarding conscientious objection and lawful abortion. It “establishes objecting providers’ duties to

Access to Information on Safe Abortion: A Harm Reduction and Human Rights Approach

Topics: SRH Education    Resource Types: Publications
“This article explores harm reduction and human rights as conceptual approaches to and discourses about unsafe abortion. The vehicle for this exploration is access to safer-use information as exemplified by

The Injustice of Unsafe Motherhood

Date: December 2002 Topics: Disrespect and Mistreatment during Pregnancy    Resource Types: Publications
“This paper presents an overview of the dimensions of unsafe motherhood, contrasting data from economically developed countries with some from developing countries. It addresses many common factors that shape unsafe

Health Workers for Change: A Tool for Promoting Behavior Change among Health Providers

Date: 2006 Topics: Abortion Stigma Info & Mitigation    Resource Types: Publications
"This paper describes the experience of using Health Workers for Change participatory workshops in Pakistan to sensitize male and female health providers to gender issues." It seems to address human resources for systematic change and improvement in the quality of care.

Health Workers for Choice: Working to Improve Quality of Abortion Services

Topics: Abortion Stigma Info & Mitigation    Resource Types: Trainings
This workshop by the Women's Health Project encourages health workers to explore some of the reasons for the frequently poor quality of abortion services women receive and to identify solutions to improve quality together.

Addressing Abortion Stigma through Service Delivery

Topics: Abortion Stigma Info & Mitigation    Resource Types: Publications
This paper provides context to Ibis Reproductive Health's work to address abortion stigma through service delivery. They define abortion stigma and review existing literature around stigma and interventions that exist to address it. The final section offers recommendations for increasing and expanding programs to address abortion stigma.

Medical Student Professional Responsibility

Date: 2017 Topics: Abortion Stigma Info & Mitigation    Resource Types: Trainings
This web-based module is "intended to help learners develop skills to manage their own judgmental feelings in patient interactions by encouraging empathy, compassion, or acceptance. This exercise was developed as a values clarification exercise for use with medical students."

Referrals for Unintended Pregnancy: A Curriculum for Health and Social Service Providers

Topics: Conscientious Objection    Resource Types: Trainings
This curriculum by Provide contains training modules on: examining personal and professional norms, how to make a thorough referral, topics in reproductive health referral-making, options counseling, and how to ensure mutual respect and support for referral-making, Click on modules and English to explore the curriculum.

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