Conscientious objection and reproductive health in Chile: two paradigmatic cases


  • Lidia Casas Becerra Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
  • Claudia Dides Castillo Universidad de Chile


This paper meditates upon conscientious objection and reproductive health in two paradigmatic cases: emergency contraception and voluntary sterilization. Several questions arise regarding conscientious objection towards reproductive health and its ethical (and political) dilemma. As a democratic society we should be concerned about both of them..


conscientious objection, reproductive health, voluntary sterilization, emergency contraception and human rights

Author Biographies

Lidia Casas Becerra, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile

Abogada. Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile.

Claudia Dides Castillo, Universidad de Chile

Socióloga. Programa Equidad de Género y Políticas Públicas, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO, Chile.