Separability Clause, Repealing Clause, Effectivity Summary of major provisions[ edit ] The bill mandates the government to "promote, without biases, all effective natural and modern methods of family planning that are medically safe and legal. Companies with fewer than workers are required to enter into partnership with health care providers in their area for the delivery of reproductive health services. Those with fewer than workers shall enter into partnerships with health professionals for the delivery of reproductive health services.
Accepted April 23, Abstract The Philippines has recently passed a law on Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health after several decades of controversy and public debate.
This article summarizes the elements of the Reproductive Health Law, as well as the arguments for and against its enactment. However, just 10 days before that, the Supreme Court of the Philippines issued a status quo ante or restraining order against the RH Law for days,2 during which period it would review the petitions challenging the new law itself; oral arguments before the Supreme Court had been set to begin on June 18,or six months since the enactment by Congress.
This paper gives an outline of the elements of the new RH Law, and closes with a revisit of the many arguments and counter-arguments made for and against the Bill then, and the Law now.
The law provides for the following among other things: Midwives for skilled birth attendance: The law mandates every city and municipality to employ an adequate number of midwives and other skilled attendants.
Each province and city shall ensure the establishment and operation of hospitals with adequate facilities and qualified personnel that provide emergency obstetric care. The law requires family planning services like ligation, vasectomy and intrauterine device IUD placement to be available in all government hospitals.
Contraceptives as essential medicines: Reproductive health products shall be considered essential medicines and supplies and shall form part of the National Drug Formulary. Their inclusion in the National Drug Formulary will enable government to purchase contraceptives and not merely rely on unpredictable donations.
RH education shall be taught by adequately trained teachers in an age-appropriate manner. Employers shall respect the reproductive health rights of all their workers. Women shall not be discriminated against in the matter of hiring, regularization of employment status or selection for retrenchment.
Employers shall provide free reproductive health services and education to workers. Capability building of community-based volunteer workers: Prohibited Acts The law also provides for penalties for persons who perform certain prohibited acts such as the following: Provided, that all conscientious objections of health care service providers based on religious grounds shall be respected: Provided, further, that the conscientious objector shall immediately refer the person seeking such care and services to another health care service provider within the same facility or one who is conveniently accessible: Provided, finally, that the patient is not in an emergency or serious case as defined in RA penalizing the refusal of hospitals and medical clinics to administer appropriate initial medical treatment and support in emergency and serious cases.
Arguments for the RH Law Reproductive Health proponents and supporters such as 30 professors of the University of the Philippines School of Economics,4 stated that the experience from across Asia indicated that population policy with government-funded Family Planning program had been a critical complement to sound economic policy and poverty reduction.
They reiterated that large family size was closely associated with poverty incidence, as consistently borne out by household survey data over time. They also noted the following: Among families with one child, only 2. Contraceptive use remained disturbingly low among poor couples because they lacked information and access.
For instance, among the poorest 20 percent of women, over half did not use any method of family planning whatsoever, while less than a third used modern methods.
The maternal mortality rate MMRalready high at perlive births in6 rose further to making it highly unlikely that the Philippines would meet Millennium Development Goal No. From 11 women daily dying due to pregnancy and childbirth-related causes based on the MMR, this number had risen to at least 15 maternal deaths daily as of The risks of illness and premature deaths for mother and child alike were known to be increased when mothers, especially young mothers, had too many children that were spaced too closely.
Moreover, many unwanted pregnancies resulted in induced and unsafe abortions, numberingannually as of The pregnancy rate among teen-aged girls rose from 39 per 1, women in to 54 more recently.
In contrast, poor families that had more children than they desired were constrained to rely on public education and health services and other publicly provided goods and services.
Moreover, women who had children sooner than planned were rarely in the best of health during pregnancy and were more likely to seek medical treatment.Bipolar disorder is a disabling mental illness that is characterized by episodes of both elevated or irritable mood and depression.
1,2 Currently, lithium is the first-line choice for maintenance. Nov 29, · The manager had denied service to a group of young men, but an alleged victim's dine-and-dash tweets emerged. RH Bill is plausible yet we cannot be sure about what will be the incoming effect of it in the Philippines.
The government says that the main problem here is poverty and with RH Bill, there would be a decrease in population so that poverty in . Significance of the Study The study is a significant endeavor in promoting social awareness, particularly on the issue of Reproductive Health and Population Development.
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As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 75, lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed. So then, to all the RH Bill advocates, if your support for the passage into law of RH Bill (which may lead to additional opportunity for corruptions in the Philippine government, to transformation of the Filipino youth as homosexuals and lesbians, to eventual murder of unborn babies and to future mercy-killing of senior citizens, etc.) makes. Significance of the Study The study is a significant endeavor in promoting social awareness, particularly on the issue of Reproductive Health and Population Development. Final Thesis Rh Bill. Uploaded by. joann A Position Paper on the Reproductive Health Bill. Uploaded by. Jezelle Lapid. RH BILL REACTION. Uploaded by. EJ 4/4(4).
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1,2 Currently, lithium is the first-line choice for maintenance.