“Acknowledging the significant interplay of women’s human rights with the overall health of women and society, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) ardently support efforts to improve the dignity, autonomy, rights and health of women in the United States and globally. ACOG endorses the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) resolutions regarding the rights of women, the relationship of these rights to human rights, and the social responsibility obstetrician-gynecologists have to promote and protect women’s health in their individual and professional encounters. To this end, ACOG commits to encourage and uphold policies and action in the United States and across the world to assure that women have:
8. The right to decide when and if to have sex, including choosing one’s partner, and freedom from coerced marriage and sex trafficking.” – Excerpt from Statement of Policy, July 2012.
See the full policy statement above.