Adolescent rights

Adolescents face numerous legal and policy barriers in accessing safe abortion services, including barriers concerning legal capacity and decision-making authority, privacy and confidentiality in health care.

This collection addresses all of these issues, as a foundation for understanding the right of pregnant minors to make independent, informed decisions on undergoing an abortion. It also covers general issues concerning particular vulnerability of adolescents to maternal mortality and morbidity due to unsafe abortion.

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