November, 2022
Approved by the Steering Committee of the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights (GNPHR)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees to all people the rights to health, to self-determination, bodily integrity. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women affirms this by explicitly recognizing women’s reproductive rights.

The willful denial of a woman’s right to determine the fate of her own body explicitly removes these human rights.

There is a plethora of psychological research calling attention to the close connections among reproductive rights, mental health, and wellbeing (see for example Chrisler and Sagrestano “Reproductive Rights, Psychology and Human Rights” or The State of Reproductive Health: Mental Health, Inequity, and Access

Therefore, the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights

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