Human Rights and Family Planning: Debates, Dilemmas, Challenges and Opportunities

This month the University of Washington, Seattle, hosted The Human Right to Family Planning Conference to address the rights and health concerns of the 222 million women and girls in low- and middle-income countries who do not have access to family planning services. The three-day event held in collaboration with students, academics, practitioners, researchers, NGOs, donors, international organizations and a range of companies, explored the relationship between rights, health, family planning and universal access. Professor Sofia Gruskin opened the conference with her talk, “Human Rights and Family Planning: Debates, Dilemmas, Challenges and Opportunities.”