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REPUBLIC ACT 10354

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Transcript of REPUBLIC ACT 10354

SECTION 2- Declaration of Policy.
The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354)
known as the Reproductive Health Law or RH Law, is a law in the Philippines, which guarantees universal access to methods on contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care.
condoms,birth control pills, and IUDS, as the government continues to disseminate information on their use through all health care centers
but there is great debate on its mandate that the Philippine government and the private sector will fund and undertake widespread distribution of family planning devices such as
Section 1
This Act shall be known as “The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012.
SECTION 3
The State recognizes and guarantees the human rights of all persons including their right to equality and nondiscrimination of these rights, the right to sustainable human development, the right to health which includes reproductive health, the right to education and information, and the right to choose and make decisions for themselves in accordance with their religious convictions, ethics, cultural beliefs, and the demands of responsible parenthood.
The State recognizes and guarantees the promotion of gender equality, gender equity, women empowerment and dignity as a health and human rights concern and as a social responsibility. The advancement and protection of women’s human rights shall be central to the efforts of the State to address reproductive health care.

his Act declares the following as guiding principles:
the right to make free and informed decisions
Respect for protection and fulfillment of reproductive health and rights
effective and quality reproductive health care services must be given primacy to ensure maternal and child health
The provision of ethical and medically safe, legal, accessible, affordable, non-abortifacient, effective and quality reproductive health care services and supplies
the State shall promote and provide information and access, without bias, to all methods of family planning
programs that enable individuals and couples to have the number of children they desire with due consideration to the health
SECTION 4- Definition of Terms.
For the purpose of this Act, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
Abortifacient
 refers to any drug or device that induces abortion or the destruction of a fetus inside the mother’s womb

Adolescent
 refers to young people between the ages of ten (10) to nineteen (19)

The State recognizes marriage as an inviolable social institution and the foundation of the family which in turn is the foundation of the nation. Pursuant thereto, the State shall defend:

(a) The right of spouses to found a family in accordance with their religious convictions and the demands of responsible parenthood;
(b) The right of children to assistance, including proper care and nutrition, and special protection from all forms of neglect, abuse, cruelty, exploitation, and other conditions prejudicial to their development;
(c) The right of the family to a family living wage and income; and
(d) The right of families or family associations to participate in the planning and implementation of policies and programs


REPUBLIC ACT 10354
Espejo, Bagares, Dimaranan, Barut
For the purpose of this Act, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
SECTION 5
- Midwives skilled for attendance
SECTION 6
- Emergency Obstetric Care
SECTION 7
- Access to Family Planning
SECTION 8
- Maternal and Newborn Health Care in Crisis Situations
SECTION 9
- Maternal Death Review
SECTION 10
- Role of the Food and Drug Administration
SECTION 11
- Procurement and Distribution of Family Planning Supplies
SECTION 12
- Integration of Family Planning and Responsible Parenthood Component in Anti-Poverty Programs
SECTION 13
- Roles of Local Government in Family Planning Programs

SECTION 14
- Benefits for Serious and Life-Threatening Reproductive Health Conditions
SECTION 15
- Mobile Health Care Service
SECTION 16
- Mandatory Age-Appropriate Reproductive Health and Sexuality Education
SECTION 17
- Additional Duty of the Local Population Officer
SECTION 18
- Certificate of Compliance
SECTION 19
- Capability Building of Barangay Health Workers
SECTION 20
- Pro Bono Services for Indigent Women
SECTION 21
- Sexual And Reproductive Health Programs For Persons With Disabilities (PWDs)

SECTION 22
- Right to Reproductive Health
Care Information
SECTION 23
- Implementing Mechanisms
SECTION 24
- Reporting Requirements
SECTION 25
- Congressional Oversight Committee
SECTION 26
- Prohibited Acts
SECTION 27
- Penalties
SECTION 28
- Appropriations
SECTION 29
- Implementing Rules and Regulations
SECTION 30-32
- Separability Clause, Repealing Clause, Effectivity
http://www.gov.ph/2012/12/21/republic-act-no-10354/
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