In Iran, discrimination based on gender in enjoyment of the right to health is prohibited. Making health services physically and financially accessible to the entire population and removing social and cultural barriers of women's access to health services are main considerations of the health law sand policies of Iran. The health of Iranian women has improved considerably in recent years. But there are disparities in health status and access of women to health services around the country. Some groups of women, including the poor, the elderly, the disabled, the illegal immigrant, and those without an appropriate male guardian, and rural women have limited access to health services in Iran. To realize women's right to health, this country should immediately remove the disparities and use all the necessary means including legislative, administrative, budgetary, promotional,and judicial measures. National plans on women's empowerment and support should be interpreted in provincial pro-grams and action plans. Moreover, a monitoring system and certain benchmarks for tracing the progress of the plans should be established. Realizing other economic, social,and cultural rights including the rights to food, shelter, education, work, social security, and participation in society will improve the Iranian women's enjoyment of their right.

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Keywords human rights, Iran, right to health, women's health, women's rights
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1002/hpm.2737, hdl.handle.net/1765/115441
Journal International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Citation
Kokabisaghi, F. (2019). Women's right to health in Iran. International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 1–9. doi:10.1002/hpm.2737