Reproductive rights are the rights of a couple on the basis of which they can decide the number and spacing of their children freely. It also gives the right of attaining healthy reproductive life.
Women have the right to safe abortion, to birth control, to access high standard health care and to access education for making good choices about reproductive life.
It is important to understand that acceptance of reproductive rights is also the acceptance of many basic human rights.
Men’s reproductive rights are also claimed by many organizations. These rights cover then main freedom of reproductive health and sexual reproduction. In 1983, a theory was proposed in the article by Melaine.
The theory was based on the gender rights equality and it raised the concept of “male abortion”.
The idea covered the fact that if a girl gets pregnant, she has the right to parenthood or abortion, in a similar sense, the alleged father should have the right to relinquish all parental responsibilities.
This concept remained the hot topic of discussion among people at that time.
Intersex and Reproductive Rights
Intersex is a variation in sex characteristics due to chromosomes that do not confirm that recognition of an individual as male or a female. This variation involves the genital ambiguity around XX and XY chromosomes.
On 1 February 2013, a report was announced which included the talk about rights of an intersex person.
It was explained in the report that the children which are born with such ambiguous body parts are usually degraded in the society and they are punished by the people through different sexual tasks which are unknown to them.
The report was included with a set of principles to stop compulsory sterilization in medical special treatments beforehand.
HIV Aids and Reproductive Rights
HIV Aids is a disease that weakens the immune systems of an individual and that person cannot fight the disease usually.
There is no cure found for HIV Aids. It is the important issue that this disease can be transferred from a mother to a baby and can result in the death of the baby later on or it may result in the vulnerable life of that kid.
All women, including the HIV victims, have the right to choose the Parenthood or abortion freely.