Reproductive justice, or applying a social justice lens to sexual, reproductive and maternal health and rights

Reproductive justice is both an analytical and a practical approach as well as a movement that emerged in the United States in the 1990s. The phrase was developed by African-American women during the International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo in 1994. It resulted from a fusion between ‘“social justice’” and ‘“reproductive rights’”. Reproductive justice situates the fulfillment of complete sexual and reproductive autonomy for women and girls within the larger sphere of social justice. This movement emerged from the initiative of Indigenous women and women of colour who continue to advance the initiative.

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Langue : Anglais
Source : FQPN

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