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Special Issue: Bodily Autonomy (Abortion, Circumcision, Contraception)

Special Issue: Bodily Autonomy (Abortion, Circumcision, Contraception)

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Due to recent changes in American bodily autonomy laws, The AutoEthnographer presents a 2022-2023 special issue, “Bodily Autonomy (Abortion, Circumcision, Contraception).”

Video from UNFPA India, the Official channel of the United Nations Population Fund, India

Bodily autonomy (integrity) is the right to make choices about one’s own physical self without facing coercion or violence. New York Times opinion writer Tish Harrison Warren (2022) explains,

A 2021 United Nations report found that nearly half of all women in 57 developing countries are denied bodily autonomy, with violations including rape, forced sterilization, virginity testing and female genital mutilation. In American culture, women’s bodies are often viewed as primarily valuable only for their sex appeal and beauty. Violence is a constant threat to women’s bodies, with one in five women experiencing completed or attempted rape during her lifetime and nearly one in four women experiencing domestic violence. To have a just society, we must have protection of and safety for female bodies, and women — like men — need to be able to make decisions about their own bodies.

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Featured image by John Everett Millais from Wikipedia