Sexual and Reproductive Rights

The End of Roe and Casey: A Human Rights Perspective

The End of Roe and Casey: A Human Rights Perspective

Image description: Protesters before the US Supreme Court with boards reading ‘Keep Abortion Legal’ and the ‘Burden is Undue’. On Friday, June 24, 2022, in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health...
Reproductive rights in Chile’s new constitution: lessons from defective contraceptive litigation

Reproductive rights in Chile’s new constitution: lessons from defective contraceptive litigation

Image Description: Six women holding a banner which says ‘For the Autonomy and Human Rights of Women’ in Spanish. In the third quarter of 2020, Miles Chile identified more than...
Derechos reproductivos en la nueva constitución de Chile: lecciones a partir del litigio de los anticonceptivos defectuosos

Derechos reproductivos en la nueva constitución de Chile: lecciones a partir del litigio de los anticonceptivos defectuosos

En el tercer trimestre de 2020, Miles Chile identificó más de 200 casos de mujeres que habían recibido anticonceptivos defectuosos en el sistema de salud pública del país y quedaron...
UK Government Bans Hymenoplasty

UK Government Bans Hymenoplasty

Image description: A poster reading ‘My body, my rights’. With the rising concern of young girls and women being subjected to virginity testing and hymen reconstruction surgery, the British government...
Marriage For All: Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

Marriage For All: Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

Image description: The exterior of the Supreme Court of Japan. Japanese law neither recognises marriage between same-sex couples nor has the system of civil partnership at the national level. As...
The Violence of Care: Obstetric Violence during COVID-19

The Violence of Care: Obstetric Violence during COVID-19

Image description: Text that reads, ‘reproductive rights are non-negotiable’. Obstetric Violence (OV) is a global health problem. Whilst this terminology alludes to notions of physical harm, OV also encompasses, “disrespect”,...
Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Image Description: Surrogate parents attending the birth of the child in the hospital with the gestational mother. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought into focus the vulnerabilities of surrogates gestating...
The Fundamental Right to Abortion in Colombia

The Fundamental Right to Abortion in Colombia

Image description: Participants at a ‘pro-choice’ protest in the city centre during the decision of the Constitutional Court. | Photo credit: Viviana Bohórquez Monsalve Colombia´s Constitutional Court recent Decision C-055...
The Husband’s Stitch: A Violation of Patients’ Bodily Autonomy

The Husband’s Stitch: A Violation of Patients’ Bodily Autonomy

Image description: Woman in medical uniform looks at a pelvic x-ray The ‘husband’s stitch’ is the practice of placing an extra stitch at the vaginal opening of a patient after...
Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Image description: A march supporting decriminalisation of abortion. One of the participants is a woman wearing green (the symbol of sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America) and holding a...
Signs of an Emerging Feminist Democracy in Chile

Signs of an Emerging Feminist Democracy in Chile

Image description: Women at a march against sexist violence in Chile. Many of them wear green bandanas or scarves. On January 21, the President-elect of Chile, Gabriel Boric, appointed his...
One Step Forward: Securing Parental Rights for LGBTQ+ Couples in Hong Kong

One Step Forward: Securing Parental Rights for LGBTQ+ Couples in Hong Kong

Image description: Two persons, one of whom is a child, standing amongst a crowd and waving rainbow flags. While LGBTQ+ families in Hong Kong may have babies through means like...

Become A Contributor To The Blog