Women’s and adolescents’ right to contraceptive information and services is grounded in internationally recognized human rights, including the right to life, the right to the highest attainable standard of health, the
right to decide the number and spacing of one’s children,
the right to privacy, the right to information, and the right to equality and non-discrimination.* Guaranteeing access to available, acceptable, and good quality
contraceptive information and services free from coercion,
discrimination, and violence is critical for achieving gender equality and ensuring that women can participate as full members of society.