Your Rights - SECCA National Sexuality and Your Rights

Your Rights

These are your sexuality rights.

Some people will support your rights and some people will not support your rights.

Everyone has the same rights.

You have a right to:


Be treated the same as everyone else.

This means that it does not matter if you have a disability, where you are from, what you believe, the colour of your skin, your , how you think of yourself, how you express yourself, who you are attracted to, your health, or how much money you have.


Live a safe life where you are free to make your own decisions.

No one can threaten or take this away from you because of anything to do with your . No matter who you are attracted to or what your  or expression, you can choose who you have or intimate relationships with. You also have a right to get help with your .


Make decisions about your body. 

You are in control of what happens to your body. You can choose who you have sex with, how you have , and who you have relationships with. Other people have the same right. Both people need to agree. You have a right to all the information you need to make decisions about your body. You have a right to ask questions about things related to your  like medications, operations, or helping people with their research.


Be free from other people hurting your body or feelings.  

This means that you should not be hurt physically, verbally or emotionally because of your . You also shouldn’t be forced to be sterilised, go on , or have an abortion.


Be free from all forms of violence and coercion.  

This means that you should not experience violence from anyone. This includes being forced to have or do sexual things with someone when you do not want to, being asked to have sex, feeling pressured to have sex when you are not sure, or being physically hurt because of your or who you are. Even if you are married to someone, they are not allowed to force you to have sex with them if you do not want to.


Have privacy. 

This means that you have a choice about who you talk to about your , sex life, and choices that you make about your body.


Be as healthy as you can be. This includes having pleasurable, satisfying, and safe sexual experiences
if this is what you want.

This means that you should be able to get help from the health care or services that you need to have a healthy life.


Enjoy the benefits of new medicines or medical procedures.

This means that you have the right to get medical help and procedures, and use or medicines if you wish to.


Have information presented in a way that you understand.

This means that you have access to information about , and your sexual . This information should be presented in a way that you can understand. You have the right to the same information as everyone else. Information must be correct and truthful.


Learn about sexuality and relationships. 

This means that you learn about and relationships in a way you understand. You should be given the correct information that matches your age and development. The information you get should be respectful of your culture. It should include your right to:

gender equality or expression sexuality.
The information should have positive messages about relationships.


Say yes or no to a relationship with someone.
This includes marriage or being partners with someone. 

This means that you choose whether or not to marry or date someone. You should not be pressured into marrying or dating someone if you do not want to. People in relationships have the same . All partners are equal. You should be able to leave a relationship when you want and not be treated badly by anyone.


Decide whether to have children. This includes how many children you have and when you have them.  

This means that you decide to become a parent or not. You have the right to any information you need to make decisions about having children. This includes having the right to information and services about pregnancy, , , ending a pregnancy, and adoption.


Feel, think, and express yourself how you want. 

This means that you can express your and  through how you dress, relate to others, and how you act. It also means that you need to respect how others express themselves too, even if you think differently.


Join groups who help others with their sexual rights. 

This means that you have the right to peacefully stand up for your sexual and the rights of others.


Participate in public and political life. 

This means that you have the right to be a part of your community. You should be able to be involved with conversations that discuss rules and laws to do with your and .


Tell someone and and get support if someone does not allow you your sexual rights.

This means that you can get help and justice for things that go against your sexual . You should be given information and advice about things to do with the law and your rights in a way you can understand.


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