sexual rights

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1381

Definition

Sexual rights embrace human rights that are already recognised in national laws, international human rights documents and other consensus documents. These include the right of all persons, free of coercion, discrimination and violence, to the highest attainable standard of health in relation to sexuality, including access to sexual and reproductive healthcare services; the capacity to seek, receive and impart information in relation to sexuality; access to sexuality education; respect for bodily integrity; free choice of partner; the right to decide to be sexually active or not; the right to consensual sexual relations, the right to consensual marriage; the right to decide whether or not, and when, to have children; and the right to pursue a satisfying, safe and pleasurable sexual life.

See also: reproductive rights

Source(s)

Based on World Health Organization – WHO. Defining Sexual Health – Working Definition. Available at: http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/sexual_health/sh_definition...

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