The objective of this three-month project in Mexico was to disseminate information among key audiences about: 1) the right of women to choose contraceptive methods in a free and informed manner; and 2) the laws and institutions available to help redress any violations of this right. Four publications on these topics, developed by a previous project funded by Population Council/INOPAL III, were reproduced and distributed to 2,750 people in the following target audiences: women of reproductive age; reproductive health service providers; national and state commissions of human rights, complaints offices in public hospitals, feminist and human rights organizations; and legal professionals, such as judges, lawyers, and ministry officials. The project illustrates the value of making research findings available in different formats, including print, interpersonal and electronic, tailored to key audiences. The report recommends that projects allow sufficient time after research completion to produce and distribute summaries of the research findings, respond to information requests, and assess the impact and extent of dissemination activities.
Santos, Elsa, Silvia Elena Llaguno, and Ricardo Vernon. 1999. "Mexico: Protecting informed consent," FRONTIERS Final Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.
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