Gender Perspective of Women’s Health Rights in India

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Sexual and reproductive health rights have been progressively enshrined under various international covenants and policy instruments. This accords sexual and reproductive health recognition within a right based framework and obligates the State to ensure their protection, promotion and fulfillment. Recognized initially in conjunction with reproductive health, sexual health has evolved into a distinct thematic area that includes physical, psychological, social and epidemiological aspects relating to sexuality; and the linkages of each of these aspects with material and social conditions that shape access, experiences and health outcomes of diverse population groups. The intersections and linkages of sexual health with different thematic fields have been affirmed, elaborated by different thematic treaty bodies and special mechanisms. There is growing recognition that besides women – other victims of gender based violence include children, persons with non-normative sexual orientations or gender identities, and that vulnerability to violence is exacerbated by disabilities, marital status, conflict situations, and social and economic status.


Dr. Ishita Chatterjee


The author is Assistant Professor in Law. She has authored various books and journals with National and International publication houses. She is the Editor of various Journals. She has keen interest in academics and continues with this interest.

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


sexual health, Violence, vulnerable groups

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LAW / General