This description of Silvia Diez Urdanivia's work was prepared when Silvia Diez Urdanivia was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Silvia Diez has developed an effective solution to a widespread problem in Mexico that is only now coming to light: violations of women's personal rights by medical personnel who provide services without first obtaining informed consent. She trains women to know and assert their rights, and helps medical providers develop models of informed consent for regional hospitals and clinics.
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