Sexual politics and sexual rights in Brazil: An overview

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16 p.
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Global Public Health, 2008; 3 (S2): 5-21

The objective of this text is to survey the political construction of sexual rights in Brazil working on themes that are especially relevant to the configuration of these rights (reproduction/abortion, STDs/AIDS and sexual diversity), and mapping the main actors, the legal instruments now in place or still being discussed and, lastly, the public policies that have been adopted in the last two decades. We considered the 1988 Brazilian Constitution the landmark from which, in terms of the civil society’s perspective at least, demands for new rights are ordained and, at state level, public policies and legal instruments are generated to satisfy these demands.

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