Family planning is a human right

| Updated on July 06, 2018


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning was, for the first time, globally affirmed to be a human right. And so the theme on World Population Day (July 11) this year is “Family planning is a human right”.

A United Nations note outlining ways to uphold the right to family planning included: non-discrimination of family planning information and services on the basis of race, sex, etc; availability of family planning commodities and services to everyone and that all individuals enjoy the right to privacy when seeking family planning information and services.

Published on July 06, 2018

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