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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of March 11, 2019 No. ZRU-528

About protection of reproductive health of citizens

Accepted by Legislative house on February 15, 2019

Approved by the Senate on February 28, 2019

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens.

Article 2. Legislation on protection of reproductive health of citizens

The legislation on protection of reproductive health of citizens consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about protection of reproductive health of citizens then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Reproductive health of citizens

Reproductive health of citizens is the condition of physical, intellectual and social wellbeing of the person connected with its reproductive system, its functions, vital processes determining its capability to the child's birth.

Protection of reproductive health of citizens provides:

receipt of the reliable and complete information about reproductive health of citizens;

actions, procedures and services during pregnancy, childbirth and after the delivery, the pregnancies providing incubation and the child's birth without complications and violations;

prevention and treatment of diseases of reproductive system;

prevention and treatment of diseases, sexually transmitted;

the safe abortion promoting prevention of possible complications and consequences of malfunction of reproductive system;

receipt of information on methods of contraception and access to them.

Article 4. Basic principles of this Law

The basic principles of this Law are:

humanity in case of the solution of reproductive problems;

equality of men and women in the field of protection of reproductive health;

non-interference to private life of the citizen, safety of personal and family secret;

ensuring availability and quality of medical services in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

providing the amount of services in protection of reproductive health of citizens guaranteed by the state.

Article 5. The main directions of state policy in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens

The main directions of state policy in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens are:

development, approval and implementation of the state and other programs in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

development and enhancement of system of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

education at citizens of conscientious and responsible attitude to the birth of healthy children;

creation of the conditions providing equal opportunities of men and women in case of realization of their reproductive rights;

the state support of scientific research, implementation of modern methods and technologies for improvement of reproductive health of citizens;

increase in medical knowledge and medical culture of citizens in the field of protection of reproductive health;

the organization of preparation, retraining and advanced training of personnel in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

rendering medico-social, and also psychological assistance to citizens when implementing of the reproductive rights by them.

Article 6. State guarantees of implementation of the reproductive rights of citizens

The state guarantees to citizens:

protection of reproductive health and realization of their reproductive rights;

ensuring availability and succession of services in protection of reproductive health of citizens;

decision making about forming of healthy family without discrimination, threats and violence;

non-interference to their private life, safety of personal and family secret;

free of charge primary health care;

realization of the reproductive right of citizens to independent decision making.

Services in protection of reproductive health of citizens are provided by the medical organizations performing activities in the field of protection of reproductive health.

Article 7. Powers of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

provides realization of single state policy in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

provides development, approval and implementation of state programs in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

coordinates activities of state bodies and other organizations in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

determines the amount of services in protection of reproductive health of citizens guaranteed by the state.

Article 8. Powers of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

realizes single state policy in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

develops and realizes the state and other programs in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

participates in development of regulatory legal acts in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

develops and makes offers for determination of the amount of services in protection of reproductive health of citizens guaranteed by the state;

provides preparation, retraining and advanced training of personnel in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

determines measures for development of system of protection and protection of reproductive health of citizens and rendering services in protection of reproductive health;

carries out explanatory work on increase in medical knowledge and medical culture of citizens in the field of protection of reproductive health;

approves procedure for use of auxiliary reproductive technologies, the list of the guaranteed services, indications, contraindications and restrictions to their application;

regulates and controls activities of the medical organizations applying methods of auxiliary reproductive technologies;

determines procedure and conditions of performing abortion, the list of medical indications for abortion;

determines procedure and conditions of carrying out surgical contraception.

Article 9. Powers of public authorities on places in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens

Public authorities on places:

provide execution of the legislation on protection of reproductive health of citizens;

provide development, approval and implementation of territorial programs in the field of protection of reproductive health of citizens;

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