Sexual and reproductive rights is part of human rights that everyone of us have. The right to sexual and reproductive health means that people are able to enjoy safe and mutually satisfying relationship, free from coercion and violence. It also means that people can regulate their fertility without unwanted and dangerous consequences.
Right to life
Every human being has a right to life. No one can be put under a risk to their health or life because of pregnancy, labour or gender.
Rights to personal freedom and safety
Rights to personal freedom and safety include the control over a person’s own sexual and reproductive life. These rights protect women, men and kids from sexual violence, which include the circumcision of women genitals, sexual solicitation, rape, forced pregnancy, sterilization or abortion.
Rights to equality and freedom from all forms of discrimination based on sex, sexuality or gender
All human beings are born free and equal. No one can be discriminated because of his race, ethnic belonging, colour of the skin, poverty, gender, sexual orientation, status of his family, physical or mental disabilities, age, religion, political and other views, nationality or any other reason.
Right to privacy
Rights to privacy include the right to make independent decisions about person’s own sexuality and reproductive life.
Rights to freedom of thought, opinion and expression
Every human being has the rights to make their own decisions about the sexual and reproductive health and rights, everyone has the rights to search, to receive and to give the information and ideas in different types of media.
Rights to information and education
The basic right to education also includes the access to information and education about sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Right to choose whether or not to marry and to found and plan a family
Every human being has the rights to freely choose whether or not to marry, to have a family, kids.
Right to choose whether or not and when to have children
Every person has the rights to freely decide and responsibly about the number of children they want to have, how they want to have them and when. It includes the access to the means that would help in controlling it.
Rights to healthcare and protection
Every human being has the rights to the best accessible physical and mental health.
Right to benefits of scientific progress
Every person has the right to use the benefits of scientific progress.
Rights to participation of all persons, to freedom of political participation
Rights to participation of all persons and the freedom of political participation include the rights to found and to involve in non-governmental organisations that promote sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Rights to be free of violence and torture
All men, women and children have the rights not to be tortured or violated, not to be treated inhumanly, not to be cured for scientific or medical purposes without the permission of the person.