A woman’s reproductive health and sexual rights are the core of the most crucial decisions she makes, especially regarding marriage. This decision affects how long she stays in school or how many kids she is going to have.
Millions of girls and women across the world cannot freely make choices related to sex and reproduction. Additionally, sub-par health services and insufficient information limit women’s freedom, thus putting their health at risk. On a global scale, complications related to pregnancy and childbirth come in second place as the leading cause of death for young women aged 15 to 19.
When women are given better information about their reproductive health, they will be able to make more practical choices for themselves, their families, their livelihood, their education, and their happiness.
Here are some of the many reasons why women’s reproductive health and sexual rights matter:
1. Every day, around 830 women worldwide die due to pregnancy and childbirth complications.
2. An average of 214 million women around the world are not on contraception.
3. Between the years 2010 and 2014, women around the world have had 25 million life-threatening abortions.
Women Rights Canada Volunteers collaborate with local partners to deliver valuable information to women in terms of their reproductive health and sexual rights.