Sexual and Reproductive Health of Immigrant Women in Catalonia: Consequences of the Application of the Royal Law Decree 16/2012 for Sanitary Regulation

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 11:45
Location: Hörsaal 32 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Anna MORERO BELTRÁN, Departament de Sociologia i An� lisi de les Organitzacions, USA
Ana BALLESTEROS PENA, University of Barcelona, Spain
The Royal Law Decree 16/2012 for sanitary regulation, led to the elimination of certain benefits for people not registered in the Spanish National Security Social System. Thus this means the end of the universal and free health care for all citizens who live in Spain. This regulation creates an unequal access to a recognized basic right, a human basic right and legally recognized. This paper aims to provide an assessment of the impact of the elimination of such health care rights for immigrant people, specifically by exploring their implications for immigrant women, both regarding health rights abolition as a whole and the attention related to sexual and reproductive health in Catalonia.