CESCR General Comment No. 14: The Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health
This General Comment provides more guidance on the interpretation of Article 12 of the ICESCR. In particular, the General Comment:
Recognizes that medical services need to be available, accessible, acceptable, and of good quality (AAAQ framework);
Requires the adoption of measures to improve child and maternal health, sexual and reproductive health services (including access to family planning), pre- and post-natal care, and emergency obstetric services, and;
Recommends that States integrate a gender perspective in their health-related policies, planning, programs, and research in order to promote better health for both women and men.