Rh Bill

Topics: Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao Pages: 4 (1048 words) Published: March 5, 2013
Chapter 1

1.1 Background of the Study

The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354), informally known as the Reproductive Health Law, is a law in the Philippines which guarantees universal access to methods on contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care. While there is general agreement about its provisions on maternal and child health, 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 condoms, birth control pills and IUDs, as the government continues to disseminate information on their use through all health care centers. Passage of the legislation was highly divisive and controversial, with experts, academics, religious institutions, and major political figures declaring their support or opposition it while it was pending in the legislature, often criticizing the government and each other in the process. Debates and rallies both supporting and opposing the "RH Bill," as it was known, happened nationwide.

RH bill has become the talk of the nation lately. Some people see it as negative but some see it as positive. People have many views and perceptive with regards to the issue. We, Filipinos should take part in the said issue. Zamboanguenos seem to be apathetic about the RH bill. We Zamboanguenos should be aware of the current events in our nation. As Political Science students, we should be interested in knowing and gathering information about the said bill. It seems that the students are not that aware of the current issues in our city and in our nation.

This research intend to determine the “Perception of the CSS students of Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga City on the implementation of the RH law.” This is important because as CSS students, they should be familiar, aware and participative with the current issues that our...
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