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Health Care Decision Making for Reproductive Care

  • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
      The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) believes that any woman's reproductive health care decisions are best made by the informed woman in consultation with her health care provider. AWHONN believes these personal and private decisions are best made within a health care system whose providers respect the woman's right to make her own decisions according to her personal values and preferences and to do so confidentially.
      Therefore, AWHONN supports and promotes a woman's right to evidence-based, accurate, and complete information and access to the full range of reproductive health care services. AWHONN opposes legislation and policies that limit a health care provider's ability to counsel women as to the full range of options and to provide treatment and/or referrals, if necessary.

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        • Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
        AWHONN position statement: Health care decision making for reproductive care.
        Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing. 2009; 38: 742https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1552-6909.2009.01078.x