Eliminating Forced, Coercive and Otherwise Involuntary Sterilization: An Interagency Statement by OHCHR, UN Women, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO

Publish Year : 2014
Publisher : WHO
Author Name : OCHR, UN Women, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO
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Description :

This statement aims to contribute to the elimination of forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization. It reaffirms that sterilization as a method of contraception and family planning should be available, accessible, acceptable, of good quality, and free from discrimination, coercion and violence, and that laws, regulations, policies and practices should ensure that the provision of procedures resulting in sterilization is based on the full, free and informed decision-making of the person concerned. It highlights guiding principles for the prevention and elimination of coercive sterilization and provides recommendations for legal, policy and service-delivery actions. It is based on scientific evidence and is anchored in international human rights norms and standards.


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