Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Rights
Multiple Choice Questions
for Vol. 20, No. 3
1. Relating to abuse of women’s sexual and reproductive rights (WSRR) the following
statements are true:
(a) There is a direct relationship between socio-economic status and mortality
and morbidity from unsafe abortion, even in countries where abortion is legal.
(b) Discrimination and poorer clinical care has been shown to occur commonly for
women who present to health care providers for complications due to
(c) Obstetricians/gynaecologists provide medical barriers to access to emer-
gency contraception mainly due to their own personal, ethical and religious
(d) Medical opposition to the provision of non-medical health care birth attendants
is an example of a violation of a woman’s reproductive rights.
(e) There is evidence that sexual violence and coercion are closely associated with
gynaecological pelvic pain symptoms and menstrual disorders
2. Legal issues relating to WSRR
(a) Gender-based female feticide based on prenatal sex determination by ultra-
sound in India has been largely abolished by government legislation outlawing
(b) Provision of a safe female genital mutilation (FGM) service in countries with
a high incidence is recommended to reduce the morbidity associated with
(c) Despite incidence rates as high as 90% in some countries, the majority of gov-
ernments of countries where FGM is practiced have acknowledged it to be a ba-
sic violation of girls’ rights.
(d) Reporting women to the authorities after illegal abortion sequelae, in countries
where abortion is not legal, is not an abuse of WSRR as doctors are merely
doing their statutory duty reporting an illegal act.
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