Teheran Proclamation, UNFPA, family planning, basic human right, under attackFifty years ago, it became official: Family planning is a human right.

Fifty years ago, on 13 May, the world declared family planning to be a basic human right.

Throughout all of human history, efforts to plan, avoid or delay pregnancy had been a private struggle endured by women and girls. But at the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, family planning became a human rights obligation of every country, government and policymaker.

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