Reproductive Justice Talking Points
April 19, 2011
Though millions of U.S. women access sexual and reproductive healthcare every year, few of those women are ever offered an HIV test. Similarly, HIV-positive women in the U.S. receive little or substandard sexual healthcare and information about reproductive options. With appropriate care, treatment, and supportive services, mother-to-child transmission has been virtually eliminated such that women living with HIV can bear HIV-negative children.
Reproductive justice for HIV-positive women means upholding our full spectrum of sexual and reproductive rights, including our right to choose when and how to be sexual and when or whether to have children and the information to make an informed decision. Reproductive Justice also extends to parenting and custody rights which are often taken away from women living with HIV.
This article was provided by Positive Women's Network of the United States of America. Visit PWN-USA's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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