Zika, abortion and health emergencies: a review of contemporary debates

“The Zika outbreak provides pertinent case study for considering the impact of health emergencies on abortion decision-making and/or for positioning abortion in global health security debates. Our commentary suggests there are three key themes that emerge from the literature; 1) the lack of consideration of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in out- break response 2) structural inequalities permeate the landscape of health emergencies, and 3) the need for rights based approaches to health.”

Diagnostics are an important component to this, particularly when considering the accuracy of some RDTs.

Wenham2019_Article_ZikaAbortionAndHealthEmergenci.pdf (601.6 KB)