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Sur. Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos

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MATTAR, Laura Davis. Legal recognition of sexual rights: a comparative analysis with reproductive rights. Sur, Rev. int. direitos human. [online]. 2008, vol.5, n.8, pp. 60-83. ISSN 1806-6445.

This article explores the reasons why legal recognition for reproductive rights is out of step with legal recognition for sexual rights, through an analysis of three perspectives: historical; religious moral, notably Roman Catholic; and, finally, legal. The article concludes by presenting the advances for democracy and for the citizenship of homosexuals (gays and lesbians) and heterosexual women that would come from legal recognition for sexual rights.

Keywords : Human rights; Reproductive rights; Sexual rights; Gender; Sexuality.

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