Ethics of care in sexual and reproductive health context

  • Gabriel Jaime Montoya Montoya Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia


Ethics of care is a theoretical and practical construct which highlights the essentially human and emotional bond between the health care professional and the patient. This essay emphasizes its application to the field of reproductive health and, mainly, to the dissemination and setting of the reproductive rights. Such strategy is oriented towards allowing a bioethics dialogue among health care professionals and whoever receives their care, since knowledge and information reciprocity generates empathy and humane treatment. The definition of sexual health, the Declaration of Sexual Rights and sexual ethics are considered integrated elements in the ethics of care for those looking for health care services in the Latin American context.

Author Biography

Médico Psiquiatra. Grupo de Investigación en Psiquiatría, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia.

Keywords ethics of care, ethics of sexuality, reproductive health, reproductive rights
How to Cite
Montoya Montoya, G. (2007). Ethics of care in sexual and reproductive health context. Acta Bioethica, 13(2). Retrieved from