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#MyBodyIsMyOwn: Claiming the right to autonomy and self-determination

The State of World Population 2021 report “My body is my own: Claiming the right to autonomy and self-determination” launches today, 14 April.

UNFPA's flagship report finds that when women and girls can make the most fundamental choices about their bodies, they not only gain in terms of autonomy, but also through advances in health and education, income and safety. These add up to a world of greater justice and human well-being, which benefits us all.

"The report clearly demonstrates overwhelming global agreement that bodily autonomy is a right for everyone," said Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem in her message to UNFPA staff. "And it makes the case that communities and countries flourish when all people have the power to make their own informed decisions about their bodies and their futures."