SR on rights of people with disabilities releases report on the challenges faced by girls and young women with disabilities in relation to SRHR

The Special Rapporteur on rights of people with disabilities has released a report on the challenges faced by girls and young women with disabilities with respect to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The report calls for putting an end to forced sterilization and other procedures that infringe up on sexual and reproductive integrity of girls and young women with disabilities. The report highlights the manner in which sterilization, hysterectomies and estrogen treatments were carried out against their will at the request and with the consent of judges, healthcare professionals, family members or legal guardians. The report placed emphasis on the need to make sex education and health services accessible to all women and girls with disabilities in order to promote feelings of control and facilitate autonomous decision-making among girls and young women with disabilities.

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