The informal-informal group charged with completing consideration of Section C (health) and the Declaration met Monday evening, when delegates decided to use the Secretariat"s condensed version of the health text, rather than the full compilation text, as the working document. The group resumed Tuesday for morning, afternoon and evening negotiations on the health section.
Negotiations were slow, and discussion of many definitions and concepts, including "unprotected sex," "unplanned pregnancy" and "unsafe abortion," occupied delegates" time during the morning session. Some language that cannot be settled in the working group will be sent to the Plenary. References to rights were introduced. Delegates offered different approaches for how to refer to the Cairo language. Delegates also debated the use of female mortality statistics. Discussions were expected to extend late into the night.