Sexual Health & Human Rights Collection in Celebration of the UDHR

Eszter Kismödi, chief executive of the journal Reproductive Health Matters, invites you to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through a collection of articles that illustrate challenges faced in trying to ensure sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights for all, as well as ways human rights have helped improve many aspects of sexual and reproductive health around the world.

All four papers, including an editorial co-authored by Kismödi and Laura Ferguson, director of the Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, note that attention to human rights within SRH is critical for progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and also for the health, wellbeing and dignity of everyone everywhere.

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, celebrating sexual and reproductive rights
Eszter Kismödi & Laura Ferguson

Criminal law and the risk of harm: a commentary on the impact of criminal laws on sexual and reproductive health, sexual conduct and key populations
Veronica Birga, Luisa Cabal, Lucinda O’Hanlon, Christina Zampas

Aligning human rights and social norms for adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights
Ana Maria Buller, Marie Celine Schulte

The state of human rights in relation to key populations, HIV and sexual and reproductive health
Oagile Bethuel Key Dingake (Note: he will be presenting a guest lecture at USC in Feb. 2019—details coming soon!)

Securing the right to safe and legal abortion: perspectives from the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission
Sophia Sadinsky, Susheela Singh, Cynthia Summer