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2021 UNFPA World Population Report Highlights

Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy, says UNFPA's 2021 flagship State of World Population report. For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy: the power and agency to make choices about your body, without fear of violence or having someone else decide for you. This lack of bodily autonomy has massive implications beyond the profound harms to individual women and girls: potentially depressing economic productivity, undercutting skills, and resulting in extra costs to health care and judicial systems. 2021 UNFPA World Population Report elaborates on these issues and more to raise awareness and increase visibility of all person’s right to bodily autonomy and self-determination.