About family planning in Islam

Prof. Dr. Andi Faisal Bakti

It was held in June in Rio de Janeiro 's Rio +20 Earth Summit, the World Summit on sustainable development promoted by the UN. (1) Among the topics of the debate included the reproductive health and family planning. The intervention of the Vatican has "purged" paragraph 244 where they spoke about women's reproductive rights so that between 53 and 283 pages of articles that make up the final document of the summit "The future we want", no reference to contraception as a method of family planning. (2) The Vatican delegation, which also sat alone as an observer without voting rights, with the support of some Islamic countries (Egypt and Syria) and to strongly Catholic countries (Chile and Poland), has in fact influenced the content of the final document which now includes only a passing reference to sexual and reproductive health in Article 241.


A closer look, contraception is not completely excluded from the panorama Vatican, but only if understood as a means of protecting public health. Pope Benedict XVI on the subject has been more innovative than its predecessors: in the book Light of the World, published in 2010, in some cases justify the use of condoms as a means of preventing sexually transmitted infections (Inst). (3) And if we focus on the numbers of sexually transmitted infections, AIDS in the head, you will understand why even the Vatican has revised its position on some topics considered taboo in the past.
In 'Sub-Saharan Africa is currently experiencing the 67-68 per cent of the global population infected dal'Aids (approximately 42 million individuals). The data from UNICEF, in Africa more than 11 million children have lost at least one parent to HIV and, unfortunately, it is estimated that the number is expected to rise to 20 million by the end of 2013. (4) But the phenomenon is not limited only to the African region: Eastern Europe and Central Asia have a combined 1.5 million infected with the HIV virus, with the Romans that records the dubious distinction of country with the highest number of people living with HIV in Central Europe. (5) In 1966, by Decree 770, Nicolae Ceauşescu had in fact banned abortion and contraceptive measure in any country. As a result, in the short term was a disproportionate use of illegal or self-induced abortion, with maternal mortality rates between 1979 and 1989, about ten times higher than those in other European countries.


The only tools available to governments to prevent the transmission of infection and protect the reproductive health and contraception are the policies on the territory targeted to inform young people and young people on sexual behavior correct. The younger segment of the population is in fact the most vulnerable in terms of sexual diseases and unwanted pregnancies because of their fragility cultural, social and emotional. The data in Italy are clear: 20.5 percent of girls under 15 years old has already had sexual intercourse, and in 2004 therapeutic abortions for girls under 20 years old accounted for 8, 2 per cent of the total outages voluntary pregnancy. (6) For this reason, our national health system, in line with the European Programme 2008-2012 is actively promoting sexual health through the use of contraception and the development of lifestyles as unsafe sexual behavior.
Stride therefore the lack of explicit references to contraception and to appropriate information policies on reproductive health in the text "The future we want." First, because already in the present, especially among the young, emerging lifestyles which, if not adequately addressed and protected, may have adverse effects on health, particularly of women. Second, because the plague of 'AIDS is not yet eradicated, and indeed it is most powerfully present among populations with less possibility of incorporating accurate and with even less able to take care of himself properly. Third, because by the same Pope has come an important signal to open, even on the protection of health. Protection that can not exclude the scope of family planning.

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