Civil liberties. They include the legal right to exercise freedom of thought, speech, conscience, and religious belief. Autonomy. Protection of autonomy and bodily integrity includes the human right to exercise informed consent to medical risk taking. What is informed consent? Informed consent means you have the legal right to be fully and accurately informed about the benefits and risks of a medical intervention, including a pharmaceutical product, and be free to make a voluntary decision about whether to accept the risk for yourself or your minor child without being coerced or punished for the decision you make. Informed consent has guided the ethical practice of medicine since the doctors’ trial at Nuremberg after World War II.