A Time to Lead: A Roadmap for Progress on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Worldwide
Jesseca Boyer, Guttmacher Institute
First published online: September 24, 2018
- Gaps in sexual and reproductive health and rights take an enormous toll on individuals, families, communities and economies around the world.
- Addressing these gaps requires a holistic approach that encompasses the right of all individuals to make decisions about their bodies and lives—free of stigma, discrimination and coercion—and to have access to essential sexual and reproductive health interventions.
- The Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights provides a groundbreaking definition of sexual and reproductive health and rights and describes an essential package of interventions, together offering a pathway for countries around the world to support the needs of all people.
- The Trump administration’s ideologically motivated agenda both at home and abroad cedes decades of U.S. leadership in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.