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WHO Releases New Guidance On Family Planning, Reproductive Health

“In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014, WHO is launching new guidance to help countries ensure human rights are respected in providing more girls, women, and couples with the information and services they need to avoid unwanted pregnancies. … The guidance recommends that everyone who wants contraception should be able to obtain detailed and accurate information, and a variety of services, such as counseling as well as contraceptive products. It also underlines the need for no discrimination, coercion or violence, with special attention given to assuring access to those who are disadvantaged and marginalized…,” a WHO press release states (3/6).