Name: ARVEE TEE LODRONIO, RN, EMR-B Year: MN II Subject: Reproductive Health in Nursing Topic: Reaction Paper on Reproductive Health Bill (House Bill 5043 of 2008) Professor: Nera Galan, RN, MAN

Reproductive Health Bill was introduced by Congresswoman Bellaflor J. Angara Castillo is also known as ³Reproductive Health Care Act of 2002´,assembled at Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines, and now known as House Bill 5043 of 2008. It¶s been years since the bill was approved in the senate, due to some church conflicts, biomedical ethical issues and some scientific research conflicts. Today there are still lots of Filipino citizen who are now fully aware about this bill and why this bill was imposed. Before I write this reaction paper I had to read the Bill twice and read some articles, reaction and comments in the internet I had read books and research which is related to reproductive health, sex education and Bioethics, for me to fully understand what was the RH bill all about and the reason of the creation of this bill. Poverty, the main problems that the Philippine is facing today and they say that the primary factors that lead to poverty is due to overpopulation, the Philippines has a population of 64,318,120 in 1990. Today the population is ballooning and estimated to over 94 million according to latest census and the top 12th country having the most population. The population is growing by about 2 percent a year, giving the Philippines one of the world¶s highest population-growth rates. This is one of the reasons of the creation of the Reproductive Health bill to give a solution to poverty by eradicating the overpopulation problem, by implementing family planning, sex education and prevent the sexually transmitted disease.

Treatment of Breast and Reproductive Tract Cancers and other Gynecological Conditions Numerous studies shows that birth control pills has carcinogenic properties since the development of the synthetic estrogens in 1938 by Sir Edward Charles Dodds . Metro Manila is overcrowded because 13% of our population lives in NCR which is 0. People flock to the city because nothing much is going on in their home provinces. According to Dr. The RH bill Family Planning information and services The Family planning reproductive health program includes both natural and artificial ways of family planning and this includes the birth control pills. By 2000 urban dwellers outnumbered rural residents. of Bioethics. mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.The average population density in the Philippines is 311 persons per sq km (805 per sq mi). and according to House Bill 5043 Section 4c. while others are densely populated. in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its function and processes. some areas are virtually uninhabited. This implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and women and men attain equal relationships in matters related to sexual relations and reproduction. It decreased from 68 percent in 1970 to 57 percent in 1990. The percentage of the population living in rural areas has steadily declined in recent decades. but is it really ³healthy´ to practice this contraception. Angelita Miguel-Aguirre of the Philippine College of Physicians and Professor 1 in University of Santo Tomas. However. the distribution of the population is uneven. they define reproductive health as the state of complete physical.Dept. The bill aims to improve the health care which focuses on reproductive health. with only 42 percent of the population living in rural areas (Encarta 2009). If their aim is to improve the reproductive health there for all family programs and practices should all be safe and healthy. of Medicine and Dept.2 or 1/5 of 1% of the entire land area of the Philippines.

. Contraceptives came from the Latin word ³contra´ means against or prevent ³ceptive´ means conception or fertilization. (Group I category) This category is used when there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and evidence said that it can cause breast cancer and cervical cancer by 44%. because the unborn child is also a human being. 2005 that after thorough review of the published scientific literature. ethically. But this does not actually prevent conception instead this acts primarily by preventing the embryo to implant and that is why IUD and birth control pills are called abortifacients. without implantation the fertilized ovum will die. examples of these contraception are birth control pills and intrauterine device. it has concluded that combined estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives (and combined estrogen-progestogen menopausal therapy) are carcinogenic to humans. Prevention of Abortion and Management of its Complication Another component in reproductive health program is the prevention of abortion and management of its complications which is stated under section 4 f (5). wrong in my profession since I am a health care provider wrong in my religion as a Roman Catholic as it is said in the Bible. Pills can also cause some reproductive health side effects like decrease in libido and infertility which is primarily conflict to the 8th element of reproductive health program in RH bill which is the treatment of breast and reproductive tract cancers and other gynecological conditions. For me killing of human being is wrong and abortion is a form of killing the unborn child.finally the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on July 29. As a graduate in medical field I believe that life starts at the beginning of fertilization because that is the start of the earliest development of human being and embryo is already a fertilize ovum having a 46 chromosomes came from both mother and father and having its own genetic identity just waiting to be implant to the uterus for nourishment. there for birth control pills and IUD¶s does not stop conception it is inclusive of abortion to complete the cycle of the culture of death. and most of all it is wrong for what I believe. because as a human being I value life. it is wrong morally. I value my existence in this world and I also wish that those unborn child could experience the life in this world.

increase future gynecological hysterectomy and post tubal ligation syndrome. liver dysfunction. prolonged fever. Some effects noted are psychological disorder. but it can not easily solve the . or the Definition of Reproductive Health. skin eruption. recurrent infection. however tubal ligation has adverse effect like hemorrhage and bleeding. which states that life must be respected from the moment of conception until natural death. Until now US government has banned federal funding on human-embryo research including fertilized ovum because of some issues regarding biological and medical ethics. pain in the scrotum. For me the provision of the reproductive health bill can lessen or solve the poverty and overpopulation problems in some ways. general lymph node enlargement. multiple sclerosis.It is obviously that it is primarily violate the Article 2 Section 12. Vasectomy on the other hand develop some autoimmune response disorder like thrombophlebitis. Let¶s go back to Section 4 C. congestive epididymis and post vasectomy pain. prostate cancer and exacerbates atherosclerosis. increase risk of heavy menstruation in long term. sperm granuloma. in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its function and processes. Removing and destroying a part of the body for me is unhealthy and I don¶t consider it healthy because a healthy reproductive system should have a complete physical. In addition to that it is also the state of mental and social-well being not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Prevention and Treatment of Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction Sterilization in a form of ligation or vasectomy. mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. relating to the reproductive system and to its function and process and it is state on the definition itself. the state of complete physical. Another example is in (IVF) In-vitro fertilization and (ZIFT) Zygote Intrafalopian Transfer has lot of ethical issue that arisen due to the fate of the fertilized eggs in laboratory dish that are not implanted and the most recommended are the (GIFT) Gamete Intrafalopian Transfer because fertilization occurs naturally in the fallopian tube and (ICSI) Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection because there is only one ovum has been fertilized.

. Angelita Miguel-Aguirre. we should first focus on how to solve the graft and corruption in our country. Conducted By: The HB&A-ARO Research Group Metro Manila December 2-9. y Filipino Family Survey. if they really want to decrease the population while increasing the opportunity and the econmy they should work on more opportunities for the Filipinos here and abroad. FPCP. Poverty is caused by many more crucial factors like lack of education. MD. 2009 y Encarta Encyclopedia 2009.poverty alone and I am not against about this or if the issue here is about sex then we can do nothing about it because sex will always exist. How about Macao and Singapore they also have a population maldistribution problem and they are on the top. This problem will solve simply by voting wisely and work hardly. find a solution for this maldistribution of population in the country. lack of opportunities. and the answer to poverty lies on our vote. If the issue here is over population I can say that based on the data shown from different article our problem is not really overpopulation but population maldistribution. UST Dept of Medicine and Bioethics. Professor 1. Microsoft Corporation. Even if we cut our population into half this wont still makes our country richer in the next 5 years or more as long as this corrupt government official are still included in this population. So we should solve this problem starting from us because all of us created this problem by voting government official that make us more poorer. lack of discipline and most of all graft and corruption. make additional job for this overpopulated country to increase our economy because we have lots of man power we just lack job opportunity. so all we have to do is to lessen the diseases and lessen the incident of unwanted pregnancy by following and practicing some programs in reproductive health bill which is morally and ethically accepted. Reference: y The consolidated Reproductive Health Bill in the House of Representative. The concentration of population in the urban areas is due to the underdevelopment of the countryside. Fellow Diplomat Philippine College of Physician. If we want to solve the poverty. but why is it that is country is far more richer than us in fact that they have limited economical resources compared to us. density .y y Wikipedia Encyclopedia ( http://en.wikipedia.

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