The battle for sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. 

Author:

Kanem, N.,

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Date:

2019

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Theme:

Gender, Development & Rights

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Kanem, N., (2019). The battle for sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Sexual and reproductive health matters, 27(1), pp.323-325.

This short paper begins by recognising two important milestones in the field of population and reproductive health: 50 years since the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo. Shaping the lives of women and families across the world, these two events ensured a global commitment to addressing reproductive health needs and universal access to sexual and reproductive health services. However, there are many women universally that are still unable to make fundamental decisions about their own bodies. The future of SRHR will determine and be determined by the ability of women and girls to achieve their full potential as members of society.