Sexual/reproductive rights & health

Each year some 50,000-100,000 women sustain an obstetric fistula which is a preventable and treatable condition.
A compilation of the Concluding Observations and General Comments or General Recommendations, relating to reproductive and sexual health, developed by the international human rights treaty bodies.

Research & writing on abortion and reproductive health in Pakistan: The International Context: The ICPD of Action and Abortion; Hopes and Realities: a Global Perspective; Reproductive Health and Population Programmes in Pakistan since 1947; Harsh Realities: The why and how of abortion in Pakistan: Scientific Research into Incidence of Abortion.

Customary and religious laws and practices are often used as tools to control women's sexuality and to maintain the imbalance of power in sexual relations. This paper describes customary and religious laws and beliefs, and their impact on the situation of both rural and urban women in Eastern Turkey, based on a study among 599 women from the region, most of whom are or have been married.
Protest in Washington DC in support of abortion rights.
The US has threatened to withdraw from the Cairo Programme of Action of 1994 unless the words reproductive health services and reproductive rights are taken out or changed. This is a shocking development which is a threat to women’s rights and health.
Israel has decided to tackle its "demographic problem" head-on.
Womens Access to Health Campaign: Health For All, Health For Women!
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