This World Population Day 2018 comes with a theme, “Family Planning is A Human Right”

By ChemistsWorld On 11 Jul 2018

In 1989, the Governing councils of the United Nations Development program recommended that 11 July would be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day urging to focus on the importance of population issues. This year, on the world population day, the UNFPA (the United Nations Fund for Population Activities) is celebrating the day with the theme “Family Planning is a Human Right.”

A large number of pregnant ladies succumb to poor reproductive health. In a research, it is found that approx 800 women die every day while the process of birthing a baby. The primary meaning of this theme is that all the parents have a basic human right to determine independently and responsibly the number and spacing of their children. All the women have a right to avoid the fatigue, depletion, and danger of several pregnancies, to close together. The importance of this theme is to get more and more women as well as men to know how to boost their reproductive health and pay attention to the importance of family planning.

Take a look at many objectives of the World Population 2018:

1) Family planning can’t be restricted on the basis of sex, religion, language, age, economic condition, place of residence, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, etc.

2) Countries must guarantee that family planning commodities and services are easily accessible to everyone.

3) Contraceptive services and information must be given in an honorable way, respecting both present-day medicinal morals and the culture of those being obliged.

4) Great quality: Family planning information must be conveyed in a clear way and scientifically exact.

5) Information-decision making: Every individual must be empowered to settle on reproductive decisions with full autonomy, free of any pressure or compulsion.

6) Privacy and security: All people must appreciate the privilege to privacy when looking for any information related to family planning and services.

7) Support: Countries have a duty to ensure an active participation of people in decisions regarding health issues.

8) Responsibility: In a country, health systems, education systems, leaders and all the policymakers must ensure that they serve the people in all efforts to realize the human right to family planning.

It is not that countries can’t make an effort to make contraceptive and reproductive resources and information available to the people. But this has to fundamentally start, that “family planning is a human right” and with the families getting to choose how, when and how many children they want to have.

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