See article feminist academic Kimberley Osivwemu on motherhood, history and women’s rights
“The explicit recognition and reaffirmation of the right of all women to control all aspects of their health, in particular their own fertility, is basic to their empowerment” – Beijing Declaration on the Rights of the Girl Child , no. 17
“Women have the right to decide whether or not to have children; not to be forcibly sterilised; not to be forced to have children” – Janet Batsleer
“A Woman’s right to choose”
“M.I.L.F” – The sexualisation of mothers, in the media particularly.
Domestic Violence – see factsheet
Higher rate of violence by male partners against pregnant women.
One in six pregnant women has suffered domestic violence according to a study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in March 2003
Why are teenage mums seen as a problem?
When is it positive to have children?
When is it not positive to have children?
Contraception / Abortion – see factsheet
Unpack the concept of ‘Family Planning Clinics’