This paper attempts to list indicators that could be applied to determine the standard of reproductive health in a country.
Abhilasha Mittal, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Adil Khan, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Reproductive rights are seen as dynamic rights that can vary according to the evolution of the society. Although the World Health Organization gives a standard definition to explain this set of rights, there is still scope for wider interpretation of terms “mental, social and physical wellbeing”. This paper, therefore, attempts to understand and interpret the scope via a list certain factors or indicators that could be applied to determine the standard of reproductive health in a country.
The indicators for this paper have been attempted to be chosen in such a way that all the intricate factors are also accounted for under the broad headings. The paper also aims to apply these indicators on the availability of reproductive rights and its standards as given to women in India through various reports and case studies.
This analysis will not only reveal the status of these rights in practice but also reveal one of the main reasons for the non-availability i.e. poverty and lack of access. The paper, in its final portion, concludes by recommending the state to enhance their policies with respect to these rights in order to ensure better health for not only improving the health of women, but to also improve the health of infants and men who are directly or indirectly affected by the same.
Published in: Supremo Amicus
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