As a debate continues in the U.S over reproductive rights, teenage girls in the Republic of Mongolia are fighting for the right not to be subjected to so-called "virginity tests" in schools. The practice was officially banned by the government last year but it continues nevertheless.According to the show, there are ten schools in Mongolia doing these tests, and one girl was discovered to be concealing a pregnancy. I guess the girl was supposed to have a human right to conceal the pregnancy.
Here is China, similarly oppressing women:
A Chinese court has overruled a rare legal challenge brought by an unmarried Beijing woman seeking the right to freeze her eggs.A few years ago in the USA, it would have been normal to expect fertility treatements to be for married women. And benefits like maternity leave would be for married women.
The Chaoyang intermediate people’s court in Beijing said in a judgment that the hospital did not violate the woman’s rights in denying her access to freeze her eggs.
Teresa Xu received the court judgment Friday, almost three years after she first brought the case.
In China, national law does not explicitly ban unmarried people from services like fertility treatments, and simply states that a “husband and wife” can have up to three children.
In practice, however, hospitals and other institutions implement the regulations in a way that requires people to show a marriage license. Unmarried women who choose to have children have struggled to access public benefits like maternity leave or coverage for prenatal exams.
The USA has systematically removed incentives for children to be within marriage. Chine, not yet.
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