reproductive rights

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Definition

Human rights that are already recognised in national laws, international laws and international human rights documents and other consensus documents resting on the recognition of the basic rights of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and repro­ductive health.

Propose an update

Source(s)

(1) International Conference on Population and Development – ICPD (1994). Program of Action, UN Doc. A/CONF.171/13 1994, para. 7.3.; (2) Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing Conference) (1995) – Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; (3) CEDAW Committee (2014). Statement of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on sexual and reproductive health and rights: Beyond 2014: ICPD review.

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1350