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UN says access to contraception a human right

Posted on November 14th, 2012 at 16:52 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


The United Nations says access to contraception is a universal human right that could dramatically improve the lives of women and children in poor countries.

It is the first time the U.N. Population Fund’s annual report explicitly describes family planning as a human right.

It effectively declares that legal, cultural and financial barriers to accessing contraception and other family planning measures are an infringement of women’s rights.

The report released Wednesday isn’t binding and has no legal effect on national laws.

  1. Family planning? Quelle horreur!

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