Threats of retrocession in sexual and reproductive health policies in Brazil during the Zika epidemic
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The Zika virus epidemic, officially declared a global emergency, and the threats of retrocession in the Legislative Branch, like Bill of Law n. 5.059, Brazil runs the risk of counteracting the measures needed to guarantee women's sexual and reproductive health, as expressed by the World Health Organization and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, calling on governments to fulfill their responsibility to reverse restrictive laws and policies, expand access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services, and guarantee access to information and the right to health for all women, without discrimination
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