The right to the benefits of scientific progress

All persons have the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress.

The right to the benefits of scientific progress can be used to campaign:
FOR

  • Access to the benefits of all available reproductive health technology, including newer methods of contraception, abortion, and infertility treatment, provided those technologies are safe and acceptable
  • The provision of information on any harmful effects of reproductive health care technology
  • “Use it or lose it” patent provisions that encourage companies to maximize the use of technologies they have developed
  • Gender-sensitive medical research
AGAINST

  • The withholding of access to safe and acceptable reproductive technologies