The concept of reproductive health promises to play a crucial role in improving health care provision and legal protection for women around the world. This is an authoritative introduction to and defence of the concept, which though internationally endorsed is still contested by conservative agencies. The authors are leading authorities on reproductive medicine, women's health, human rights, medical law and bioethics: they integrate their disciplines to provide an accessible but comprehensive picture. They analyse cases from different countries and cultures, and suggest options for resolution. The aim is to equip readers to fashion solutions in their own health care circumstances, compatibly with ethical and human rights principles.