The right to sexual and reproductive health (Art. 12) 2016, para. 48
States must also take affirmative measures to eradicate social barriers in terms of norms or beliefs that inhibit individuals of different ages and genders, women, girls and adolescents from autonomously exercising their right to sexual and reproductive health. Social misconceptions, prejudices and taboos about menstruation, pregnancy, delivery, masturbation, wet dreams, vasectomy and fertility should be modified so that these do not obstruct an individual's enjoyment of the right to sexual and reproductive health.
Non-negotiated soft law
Committee on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
General Comment / Recommendation
Means of adoption
Equality & Inclusion
CESCR General Comment No. 22, The right to sexual and reproductive health (Art. 12) (2016), para. 48.