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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to health, A/64/272, 10 August 2009

IV. Vulnerable groups and informed consent

46. Certain groups deserve special consideration regarding the protection of informed consent as a result of vulnerabilities stemming from economic, social and cultural circumstances. Principles 17 and 18 of the Yogyakarta Principles, for instance, highlight the importance of safeguarding informed consent of sexual minorities. Health-care providers must be cognizant of and adapt to the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons. Such elements of vulnerability significantly overlap and exacerbate inequalities;  however, certain groups are addressed separately below for the purposes of this report.

Link to full text of the report: Report-SR Right to Health-2009-eng