Family Planning Commission to Split Reproductive Rights with Women 70-30

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Family planning officials

BEIJING — As part of the reforms from the third plenum of the CPC Central Committee, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced Monday that it would henceforth split control over reproductive rights with the country’s women 70-30.

While insisting that “primary responsibility for the number, spacing and timing of offspring remains with the NHFPC,” the state-run organization acknowledged that “in certain circumstances, it is both practical and beneficial for women to have a say in what happens to their bodies.”

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