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“Positive Effects and Impact of Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines”

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Topic Title: “Positive Effects and Impact of Reproductive Health Bill in the Philippines”

I. Introduction:

The first time the Reproductive Health Bill was proposed in1998. During the present 15th Congress, the RH Bills filed are those authored by House Minority Leader Edcel Lagman of Albay, HB 96; Iloilo Rep. Dale Bernard Tuddao, HB 101, Akbayan Representatives Kaka Bag-ao & Walden Bello; HB 513, Muntinlupa Representative Rodolfo Biazon, HB 1160, Iloilo Representative Augusto Syjuco, HB 1520, Gabriela Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan. In the Senate, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has filed her own version of the RH bill which, she says, will be part of the country’s commitment to international covenants. On 31 January 2011, the House of Representatives Committee on Population and Family Relations voted to consolidate all House versions of the bill, which is entitled An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population Development.

The Reproductive Health Bill, informally known as the RH Bill, are proposed laws in the Republic of the Philippines aiming to guarantee universal access to methods on contraception, abortion, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care.

The presently two bills with the same intended goals are the House Bill # 4244, An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health, and Population and Development, and For Other Purposes. Senate Bill # 2378, an Act Providing For a National Policy on Reproductive Health and Population and Development.

II. Acknowledgement:

First and foremost I would like to thank the Almighty God, who guided me through the way. This research project would not have been possible without the support of every person who inspire and help me .To my cousin Meriphene for her great efforts of supervising and giving me some of the ideas about the topic. To my friends...