Honduras – Sexual violence and total bans on emergency contraception and abortion

Honduras – Sexual violence and total bans on emergency contraception and abortion
Honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world1 with particularly high rates of sexual violence. The harm suffered by victims of sexual violence in Honduras who are mainly women, is exponentially exacerbated by Honduras’s restrictive reproductive health laws and policies. Currently, Honduras has an absolute ban on emergency contraception and abortion - leaving women with the dire choice between carrying a pregnancy to term or undergoing a clandestine, unsafe abortion. These prohibitions and their consequences violate international human rights law perpetuating a discriminatory framework for women that particularly violates their right to life and health.
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