Central America: Health Services

Department for International Development written question – answered on 20th April 2017.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taken to encourage the Governments of El Salvador and Guatemala to increase women's access to reproductive health care.

Photo of James Wharton James Wharton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

The UK Government frequently raises our concerns about the strict anti-abortion laws in El Salvador and how these affect the lives and reproductive rights of women and girls. In Guatemala, the UK is supportive of the prevention of violence against women and girls and their right to make choices about their reproductive lives.

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