oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Advancing women's access to health services in South Africa : feature

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1684-260X



The Constitution of South Africa (the Constitution) provides that everyone has the right of access to health care services, including reproductive health care (section 27(1)(a)). Additionally, the Constitution guarantees other rights of pivotal importance to the realisation of women's right of access to health in the context of HIV / AIDS. These include : equality (section 9), human dignity (section 10), life (section 11), bodily integrity (section 12), privacy (section 14), property (section), housing (section 26), food and water (section 27), education (section 29) and access to information (section 32).

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