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Protecting human rights in childbirth

Your rights

What are your rights in pregnancy and childbirth?

It’s simple

  • Everyone has a right to receive safe and appropriate maternity care.
  • Every woman and birthing person has a right to maternity care that respects their fundamental human dignity.
  • Everyone has a right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Every woman and birthing person is free to make choices about their own pregnancy and childbirth, even if their caregivers do not agree with them.
  • Everyone has a right to equality and freedom from discrimination.

For more details, take a look at our factsheets and check out the White Ribbon Alliance Respectful Maternity Care Charter.