“By Choice, Not By Chance”
Published November 29, 2012
Tags: family planning, law, united nations
“… 867 million women of childbearing age in developing countries have a need for modern contraceptives”, according to a new “State of the World Population 2012” report from the United Nations Population Fund. Focusing on the issue of family planning, this 140-page study takes a rights-based approach to the topic, and looks at the social and economic impacts that the lack of family planning rights has on women and girls. It addresses the challenges in universalizing the right to family planning and provides a variety of supporting data to underscore its arguments.