Adolescents and Young Adults

Your Rights

To demand that your rights be respected, you first have to learn what those rights entail. Here, we provide information so you can learn and stay informed about your right to health. According to Convention Regarding the Rights of Children, these are some of the rights that all children and adolescents have

According to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC),
these are some of the rights that all children and adolescents have.

        • To life, development, participation, and protection
        • To have a name and a nationality
        • To know who your parents are and to not be separated from them
        • To have the state guarantee your rights and educate parents’ about their fulfillment
        • To grow physically, mentally, and spiritually in a healthy way
        • To have your private life respected
        • To have your own culture, language, and religion
        • To have your privacy, family, and social decisions be respected
        • To express yourself freely, be heard, and be taken into consideration
        • To be free from discrimination because of any difference
        • To not be mistreated and to tbe protected in the event of maltreatment
        • To refrain from doing dangerous work and activities that could interfere with your education and development
        • To not be sexually assaulted
        • To receive education that helps you develop your personality and your intellectual, physical, and social abilities
        • To have a fulfilling and dignified life as a person with a disability
        • To rest and to play sports
        • To live in a healthy and clean environment and enjoy nature
        • To actively participate in the cultural life of your community through music, art, theatre, film and any other creative medium
        • To get together with your friends to develop projects and exchange ideas
        • To live in PEACE

Sexual and Reproductive Rights

What are sexual rights?

These are rights that involve the ability to enjoy of a freely chosen, satisfactory, violence-free and risk-free sexual life.

What are reproductive rights?

These are rights that provide the opportunity to decide autonomously and without discrimination: whether or not to have children, how many children to have and the time in between their births. This requires that sufficient information and access to quality healthcare is available.

Sexual and reproductive rights are recognized as human rights. They’re established by the National Constitution, by international human rights treaties, other international agreements approved by Argentina, as well as national laws

Every person has the right to

      • Have an enjoyable and healthy sexual life free of pressure, coercion, or violence.
      • Choose their sexual orientation and gender identity without suffering discrimination or violence.
      • Choose whether or not to have children, how many, when, how, and with who.
      • Choose the contraceptive method that best suits their needs, criteria, and beliefs.
      • Receive your chosen contraceptive method completely for free, including a tubal ligation and a vasectomy, in hospitals, health clinics, health insurance and prepaid health coverage.
      • Obtain clear, complete, and opportune information and guidance about your sexual and reproductive health in simple and comprehensible terms
      • Be heard in a confidential and respectful environment, where they can receive attention and information
      • Receive a long-term contraceptive method without the authorization of an adult if they’re at least 13 years old