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Session: Promoting and Protecting the Rights of the Child
4041.0: Tuesday, November 07, 2006: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Promoting and Protecting the Rights of the Child
The US is one of very few countries that have not ratified the rights of the child treaty. In this session we look at different aspects of the rights of the child in different parts of the world and from different perspectives starting with the right of girl children and the practice of genital cutting, and looking at medical practice standards, and the value of professional associations.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Ron O'Connor, MD
8:30 AMIt is Not About the Cut: New Approaches in Protecting the Human Rights of the Girl-Child in Communities That Practice Female Circumcision
Joel Ngugi, Prof
8:50 AMRights of the Child: Medical Practice Standards, Human Rights Law and the Role of Medical/Legal Advocacy in Improving Child Health  [ Recorded presentation ]
Patricia Kuszler, MD, JD
9:10 AMImproving Child Health and Child Rights in Indonesia: Health Professionals Advocating for Societal Change Through Their Professional Association  [ Recorded presentation ]
Beth E. Rivin, MD, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:International Health
Endorsed by:Maternal and Child Health; Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA