Reproductive and sexual rights: confidentiality and hiv/aids in Chilean adolescents
Adolescents face cultural and institutional obstacles when visiting health care services searching for sexual and reproductive health care. Youngsters who consider themselves at risk for HIV/AIDS undergo discrimination due to socioeconomic reasons, and their right to health care access is infringed under a confidential framework. The principle of progressive autonomy and the evolution of their faculties is ignored. The International Convention for Child's Rights, ratified by Chile, provides a legal framework for dialogue and for a new relationship between adolescents with their family, the State and society, establishing a new paradigm to consider infants and adolescents as subjects to rights.