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Sexual & Reproductive Rights and Gender-Based Violence in Latin America


This section provides suggested resources to assist with researching positive health outcomes brought about in Latin American countries where abortion is legalized. 

Starting Points

Below are some selected reports and other secondary sources on sexual and reproductive health and rights and abortion laws in Latin American countries that can be used as starting points for research on this issue.

IGO and NGO Reports

Most IGO and NGO websites allow you to browse content by topic or by country. If the search function on a website is not working well, you can use Google Advanced to run targeted searches across a particular website (e.g., or domain (e.g., .edu, .org, .gov).


Use NUsearch, our library catalog, to search for books. You can log into the catalog ("Sign in") to request books for pick-up at the law library. If you are working remotely this semester, you may request chapter scans using the Scan & Deliver Request Form.

Abortion Laws

These subject law collections provide access to laws pertaining to abortion and sexual and reproductive rights from various countries throughout the world. 

Finding Foreign Laws

To find legislation, codes, and judicial decisions from foreign countries, use the following research process: 

Step 1: Identify the country’s legal system to understand the relevant national sources of law for the country.

Step 2: Using a research guide to assist you, identify relevant resources where you can access foreign legal materials.

Step 3: Retrieve or search for the foreign legal materials using the suggested resources.

Please see the Foreign Legal Research guide for additional guidance.