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Can single women exercise reproductive rights?

( bbs.chinadaily.com) Updated: 2015-08-10 07:29

Lee (China)

Reproduction is a basic right that each woman should enjoy, but the current family planning law says that only a couple is entitled to give birth. I think we should change the law to “each woman, married or not, is entitled to have babies.”

There are many obstacles to stop unmarried women from exercising their reproductive rights. For example, an unmarried pregnant woman will find it very difficult to be hospitalized without a marriage certificate when it is time to deliver a child.

Can single women exercise reproductive rights?

File photo of a doctor checking frozen embryos contained in nitrogen cylinders at Luoyang Central Hospital, affiliated with Zhengzhou University in Luoyang city, Central China's Henan province, on Dec 3, 2014. [Photo/IC]

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