The Contact Group of Working Group I (health) met on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. In 98 (women s health risks), brackets were removed and specific ICPD paragraphs were replaced with a general reference. In 99 (HIV/AIDS), brackets were removed from safe sex, "mothers," and "gender." In 100 (gender violence), "prostitution" was replaced by "sex exploitation." In 104 (local circumstances), brackets were removed from respect, privacy, information and services. Paragraph 105 (statistics), was amended: effectiveness "of drugs" including contraceptives.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE C.1. (life cycle): The amended 108 (agents), refers to governments "with the appropriate support of " NGOs and other organizations "whenever appropriate." In (c) (gender-sensitive programmes), "barriers" was removed from brackets. Sub-paragraph (d) (equal access), was removed from brackets. Sub-paragraph (e) (increase provision), was amended: "universal access by the year 2015, "which includes" information and services. In (f) (services and training), brackets were removed from "gender" and a reference to WHO deleted. In (h) (medical interventions), "properly trained personnel" was included. In (j) (unsafe abortion), reference to paragraph 8.25 of ICPD was included. In (p) (environmental hazards), "special" was deleted. Sub-paragraph (u) (drug procurement), was removed from brackets.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE C.2 (preventive programmes): In sub-paragraph (a) (prioritize education), "prostitution" was replaced by "sexual exploitation" and "child marriage" was added. In (d) (discrimination laws), "physical" was deleted. "Where possible" was deleted from the removal of coercive laws. In (e) (information), ICPD was deleted. In (g) (information for adolescents), education was added, and brackets removed from "boys and girls" and "sexual and reproductive health." In (h) (disproportionate burden), "mothers" was removed from brackets. In (m) (preventive programmes), brackets were removed from reproductive cancers. In (p) (medical curricula), "gender-sensitive" was introduced, and reference to paragraph 91 of the FWCW Platform deleted. In (q) (protection from abuse), brackets were removed from "children."
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE C.3 (HIV/AIDS and STDs): Brackets were removed from "gender-sensitive" and "sexual and reproductive health" in the chapeau. In (b) (reducing susceptibility), "combat" harmful practices was added. In (d) (stigmatization), brackets were removed from "including during travel." In (e) (empowerment), (f) (community strategies), and (g) (national strategies), brackets were removed from the term "gender sensitive." In (h) (special education), parental responsibility was deleted. In (i) (implications for pregnancy and child), information for health workers and STDs were added. In (j) (peer education), women "of all ages" and parental responsibility were deleted. In (k) (adolescent education), brackets were removed from "gender relations" and reference to ICPD deleted. In (m) (universal access), brackets were removed from "condom use." In (n) (high risk behaviour), brackets were removed from "unprotected" and "irresponsible." Brackets were removed from (p) (initiate research).
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