Privacy and confidentiality

Association and Non-Governmental Organization resources

Ipas publications

Other Organization's Resources

Center for Reproductive Rights, Bringing Rights to Bear: Abortion and Human Rights , Government duties to ease restrictions and ensure access to safe services (2008).
Review of each UN TMB standards regarding abortion and identification of gaps in standards. International human rights law reflects an understanding of life protection as practically indistinguishable from considerations of health protection in the abortion context.
Center for Reproductive Rights, Safe and Legal Abortion is a Woman's Human Right (2008)
Center for Reproductive Rights, The World's Abortion Laws Map (2013).
Center for Reproductive Rights, Crafting an Abortion Law that Respects Women's Rights: Issues to Consider (Aug. 2004)
International Planned Parenthood Federation, Access to Safe Abortion: A tool for assessing legal and other obstacles.
Includes assessment of respect for privacy and confidentiality.
International Planned Parenthood Federation, First Trimester Abortion Guidelines and Protocols: Surgical and medical procedures (2008).
The aim of this document is to integrate protocols, guidelines and standards in a broad framework to ensure that no aspect of care is overlooked when providing comprehensive abortion care in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Professional Associations

International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) Ethical Guidelines. Confidentiality, Privacy and Security of Patients' Health Care Information. (November 2005).
Select recommendations include: 'Patients have the right to ultimate control over the confidentiality of their data; Every physician is obligated to respect and guard the individual patient's rights to privacy and confidentiality of their health information in all settings, including informal settings (e.g. hallway conversations, and in elevators, social settings, publications and lectures); Extra effort to ensure confidentiality of health records is required if breaching that confidentiality may prejudice an individual woman's safety or access to health care. …'