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Call on Costa Rica Now

For too long, women in Costa Rica have been denied legal abortion services—help us fight back. Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive [...]

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FIV en Costa Rica

La nueva Hoja Informativa del Centro de Derechos Reproductivos presenta la decisión de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (en adelante Corte IDH) el Caso Artavia Murillo y Otros (“Fecundación in Vitro) v. Costa Rica [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,In the Courts,Documents

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts, At the United Nations,News

Unspeakable Cruelty

The Costa Rican government ignored its laws and inflicted brutal suffering on a woman who had every right to a legal abortion. Aurora was on the way to her friend’s house when the bleeding started. [...]

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Despite Country’s Own Laws, Costa Rica Continues to Deny Women Legal Abortion

Despite Country’s Own Laws, Costa Rica Continues to Deny Women Legal Abortion Center for Reproductive Rights brings second case of human rights violations in Costa Rica to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on In-Vitro Fertilization a Human Rights Violation

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on IVF a Human Rights Violation (PRESS RELEASE) Costa Rica’s longstanding ban on in-vitro fertilization—which has barred countless individuals from building their families for almost 12 [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,In the Courts,News

Associated Press: Court strikes down Costa Rica in-vitro ban

Associated Press: Court strikes down Costa Rica in-vitro ban By Cesar Barrantes and Michael Weissenstein "A Costa Rican ban on in-vitro fertilization has been struck down by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in a [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Implores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address the Extent to Which El Salvador’s Absolute Abortion Law Criminalizes Women

CRR Implores Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address El Salvador's Absolute Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Center for Reproductive Rights along with local Salvadoran organization Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Uncategorized

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America card link

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America Miguel and Ileana worked together for one year at a car dealership in the late 1980s. They fell for each other in [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban; Ruling Will Have Broad Consequences for Reproductive Rights Throughout Latin America

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban (PRESS RELEASE) In a case that will affect the ability of women and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to make [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Uncategorized

Second Latin American Congress on Reproductive Rights Law in San José, Costa Rica

In November 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights participated in the 2nd Latin American Congress on Reproductive Rights Law in San José, Costa Rica. Over 300 dedicated human rights advocates interested in reproductive rights law [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World

The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Zambia, Asia, Nepal, Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Shadow letter to CEDAW on the state of reproductive and sexual health and rights in Costa Rica

On May 25, 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asociación Colectiva por el Derecho a Decidir, the Centro de Investigación y Promoción para América Central de Derechos Humanos, Law Students for Reproductive Justice of [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,At the United Nations,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.