The Right to Contraceptive Information and Services for Women and Adolescents

Case Studies & Research
Center for Reproductive Rights
47 p.

This briefing paper examines the rights of women and adolescents to access contraceptive information and services. It provides practical guidance for activists, scholars, UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations, governments, and other actors working in the area of sexual and reproductive health to integrate human rights into programs and policies. The paper assesses the benefits of contraceptive access, lays out the human rights framework underpinning this right, identifies the normative elements of this right, and provides an overview of how to apply a human rights-based approach to the provision of contraceptive information and services.

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