IAS PRELIMS CHALLENGE SERIES – 8 JUNE 2021

Recently, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has released State of World Population Report 2021. Which of the statement(s) about this report is/are In-Correct?

1) The title of this report is ‘My Body is My Own’.
2) The report measures women’s access to bodily autonomy in terms of women’s power to make their own decisions about their reproductive health care, contraceptive use and sexual relations.
3) According to this report, about half the women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care.

Choose the correct option:

A) 1 only
B) 2 and 3 only
C) 1 and 3 only
D) None is incorrect

Ans. (D)
Explanation:
Statement-1: The UNFPA released State of World Population Report 2021 titled ‘My Body is My Own’. This is the first time a United Nations report has focused on bodily autonomy. Hence the Statement-1 is Correct

Statement-2: The report not only measures women’s access to bodily autonomy but also measures the extent to which the laws of the countries support or interfere with a woman’s right to make these decisions. Thus, statement-2 is In-Correct

Statement-3: Besides as per the report only 55 per cent of women are fully empowered to make choices on these parameters. Thus, Statement 3 is Correct.

Since statements none of the statements are In-correct thus, correct answer choice is (D)