The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women

Friday, September 1, 1995
United Nations (UN)

Women have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standardof physical and mental health. The enjoyment of this right is vital to their life and well-being and their ability to participate in all areas of public and private life. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Women's health involves their emotional, social and physical well-being and is determined by the social, political and economic context of their lives, as well as by biology. However, health and well-being elude the majority of women.

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