Relating to the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health( Principle 17)

STATES SHALL:

J)  Protect all persons from discrimination, violence and other harm on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics in healthcare settings;

K)   Ensure access to the highest attainable standard of gender affirming healthcare, on the basis of an individual’s free, prior and informed consent;

L)   Ensure that gender affirming healthcare is provided by the public health system or, if not so provided, that the costs are covered or reimbursable under private and public health insurance schemes;

M)   Take all necessary measures to eliminate all forms of sexual and reproductive violence on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics, including forced marriage, rape and forced pregnancy;

N)   Ensure access, without discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or sex characteristics, to pre and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP);

O)   Ensure access to a range of safe, affordable and effective contraceptives, including emergency contraception, and to information and education on family planning and sexual and reproductive health, without discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics;

P)   Take all necessary legislative and other measures to ensure access to quality post abortion care, and remove any barriers that may hinder timely access to affordable and quality abortion services, without discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics;

Q)   Prevent the disclosure of HIV status, as well as personal health and medical information related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics, such as gender affirming treatment, without the free, prior and informed consent of the person;

R)   Ensure that legal provisions, regulations or any other administrative measures on the donation of blood, gametes, embryos, organs, cells or other tissues do not discriminate on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics;

S)   Ensure inclusion of affirmative material on sexual, biological, physical and psychological diversity and the human rights of people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics in medical curricula and continuing professional development programmes.