On Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Malaysia

By Choong Sim-Poey

March 2022 COVER STORY
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HISTORICALLY, in most traditionally patriarchal societies, very few rights are accorded to women. The first global effort to provide a comprehensive view of gender equality and to restore women their rights was UN’s adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1979. Ever since, strides have been progressive in the areas of education, marriage, political rights, etc., but for sexual autonomy, this remains a contentious issue. In fact, as recently as just...

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Choong Sim-Poey

is a specialist anaesthesiologist with a life-long interest in women's reproductive health and rights. He is also the past chairman of FRHAM and the founding member of RRAAM and ASAP.