Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464Print version ISSN 0102-311X
MIRANDA, J. Jaime and YAMIN, Alicia Ely. Health policies and politicized health? An analysis of sexual and reproductive health policies in Peru from the perspective of medical ethics, quality of care, and human rights. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.1, pp.7-15. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2008000100002.
Health professionals view medical ethics as a discipline that provides the basis for more adequate patient care. In recent years the concepts of quality of care and human rights - with their attending discourses - have joined the concept of medical ethics among the paradigms to consider in care for humans both at the individual and health policy levels. The current study seeks to analyze such paradigms, based on a case study of sexual and reproductive health policies in Peru in the last 10 years.
Keywords : Sexual and Reproductive Health; Health Policy; Quality of Health Care; Medical Ethics; Human Rights.