Tag: Adolescent SRHR
In Tanzania, girls undergo mandatory pregnancy testing as part of the country’s policy to ban pregnant students and adolescent mothers from attending public schools. If a student is found to be pregnant, they are expelled or forced to drop out. In a recent review of the policy, Human Rights Watch cited a report from the […]
Center presents session on adolescent SRHR and bodily autonomy at leading global gathering.
The Center works around the world to guarantee adolescents the full exercise of their SRHR, including their rights to make informed decisions about their sexuality and reproduction and to access sexual and reproductive health services.
The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners will hold an interactive and intergenerational discussion on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at the Generation Equality Forum, a major global event organized by UN Women.
May is “National Sex Ed for All” month, and the Center is proud to support a new federal bill that would provide funding to improve access to comprehensive sex education and sexual health services for young people throughout the U.S.
On May 6, 2021, the Center submitted a comment in response to a proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services modifying the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which provides protections for the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information. Our comment highlighted concerns about potential implications for young people and others seeking or having accessed sexual and reproductive health […]
Briefing Paper: Improving International Human Rights Standards on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
This briefing paper discusses some gaps in jurisprudence by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women with respect to the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents in view of social and legal realities in the South Asia region. The paper makes recommendations to United Nations treaty monitoring bodies for improving standards in their Concluding Observations to South Asian countries and General Comments that would strengthen guarantees for adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights.