Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
MS in Physician Assistant Studies (PA)
Physician Assistant Studies
Reproductive health is an important indicator of overall population health and is a priority of international organizations such as the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The UN includes the right to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in their international covenant on rights stating, “...a woman’s reproductive option is considered a basic human right”. This paper will evaluate whether SRH, specifically modern contraceptive access, is met throughout areas of Central America, with a focus on the country of Costa Rica.
McCoshen, Maria, "Barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Access in Central America With a Focus on Modern Contraception" (2019). Theses and Graduate Projects. 943.