Do you know what your sexual rights are? Here’s 8 ways to recognise them

According to Laura Muller, an expert in psychology and sexology, our sexual health is much more than the absence of disease, dysfunction, or incapacity. If we consider this, we will understand that sexual health includes comprehensive well-being that encompasses the physical, emotional, psychological, mental, and social aspects related to our sexuality.

Therefore, it is very important to have a broad, diverse, and integrative view of sexual health. A perspective that expands rights in a highly respectful manner regarding sexuality, relationships, and sexual encounters. An approach where all types of sexual situations are free from violence and discrimination and are deeply linked to pleasure, with respect and safety.

It is essential to know your sexual and reproductive rights. You have the right to:

Enjoy a healthy and pleasurable sexual life without pressure or violence: this means a highly respectful sexual life, based on your choices and actions.

Live your gender identity and sexual orientation freely: whether you identify with the gender assigned at birth or not, you have the right to live and enjoy it freely. The same goes for sexual orientation; you can define yourself as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, pansexual, asexual – you have the right to live within this wide spectrum as you wish.

Access information and care with respect and confidentiality: this includes medical professionals, psychologists, sexologists, and general informational resources.

Receive free and comprehensive sexual health and reproductive health care, both in the public and private sectors.

Choose whether or not to have children, with whom, how many, and when to have them: disregarding gender stereotypes and social mandates.

Choose and receive contraceptives for free in hospitals, health centres, health insurance plans, and private health services.

Access assisted reproductive treatments if your condition requires it.

Access treatments for body modification according to the gender identity law.

It is vital to know that having information about our rights empowers us. It is your right to live a full, pleasurable, respectful, and safe sexuality.


This article was syndicated from Marie Claire Argentina
Translated and adapted by Praise Vandeh, Marie Claire Nigeria Content Writer


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