Under fire: Sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America Post Beijing
Monday, November 2, 2015: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
It has been twenty years since the Fourth World Conference on Women and the resulting Beijing Platform. The Beijing Platform is most notable for its inclusion of sexual and reproductive rights. Sexual and reproductive health rights include the ability to decide the number, spacing and timing of children, reproductive decision making free from discrimination and violence, and control over matters related to sexuality. This session will explore progress, research and practice as it relates to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Examples related to access to reproductive health services such as safe and legal abortion and violence against women, including femicide will be presented among others.
Many factors limit women’s ability to realize their sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America, such as highly restrictive legal policies and patriarchal social norms. Original research and areas for future research will be presented as a means to challenge these limiting factors and advocate for women’s autonomy.
Session Objectives: By the end of the session participants will be able to:
define sexual and reproductive rights in the context of international human rights documents
name examples of sexual and reproductive health rights challenges that remain; and
explain the ways in which sexual and reproductive health and rights may be included in public health research and practice.
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Organized by: APHA-IHRC
Endorsed by: International Health, Women's Caucus
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)