Reproductive Rights

Reproductive Rights

Reproductive Rights (RR) are the rights of all individuals, to attain the highest standard of reproductive health possible, and to decide freely over their own reproductive capacities without discrimination, coercion, or violence. Put more simply, reproductive rights are your rights relating to your reproductive health! For example, having access to scientifically accurate and reliable information surrounding your reproductive health, and having consistent access to sexual and reproductive health commodities and services (e.g. the full range of contraceptives and safe and legal abortion) are considered reproductive rights. Note that reproductive rights embrace certain human rights that are already recognized in national laws, international human rights documents and other consensus documents.

All young people worldwide should be able to explore, experience and express their sexualities in healthy, pleasurable and safe ways.