safe motherhood

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1356

Definition

The concept and conditions for ensuring that women receive the appropriate services in connection with pregnancy, childbirth and the post-natal period, including family planning and emergency obstetric care.

Source(s)

(1) United Nations. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, art. 12; (2) CEDAW Committee (1999). General Recommendation No 24 – Women and Health; (3) World Health Organization (WHO): http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/1994/WHO_FHE_MSM_94.11_Rev.1.pdf?ua=1

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