UN: access to family planning a “fundamental right”

Publié le : 16 November 2012

 According to a report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), published on Wednesday 14 November, "222 million women in developing countries do not have the means to defer their pregnancy and procreation to a later time." According to the UN, "the inability to determine when to have children and how many to have is a consequence of social injustice and of a lack of freedom that aggravates this injustice." The UNFPA report states that "access to the planning of births is ‘a fundamental right’" which gives access to other rights such as health, education and work.

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