United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched World Population Status Report 2021, title My body is my own.
This is the first time a UN report has focused on 'Bodily Autonomy'. The report defines bodily Autonomy as the power and agency to make choices about your body without fear of violence or having someone else decide for you.
Nearly half the women from 57 developing countries do not have the right to make decisions regarding their bodies, include using contraception, seeking healthcare or even on their sexuality.
Women around the world are denied the fundamental right of bodily autonomy with the COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbating this situation.