More than four in 10 women live in fear of refusing partner’s sexual demands
More than four in 10 women in 51 countries surveyed, feel they have no choice but to agree to their partner’s sexual demands, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, has said.
The findings, relating to women aged 15-49, are being published for the first time, as part of UNFPA’s State of World Population 2019 report.
Noting that they are also unable to make basic decisions about getting pregnant and accessing health care for themselves, the report highlights the needs to raise the level of consent and access to vital health services, for millions of women around the world.
Here’s Monica Ferro, Director of UNFPA in Geneva