2019
DOI: 10.1080/26410397.2019.1669338
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Sexual and reproductive rights under attack: the advance of political and moral conservatism in Brazil

Abstract: This article discusses political setbacks related to sexual and reproductive health and rights that have occurred in Brazil in the last 5 years (2014–2018) resulting from the significant role played by Christian (Evangelical and Catholic) parliamentarians in the legislative branch. Political initiatives aimed at prohibiting the affirmation of sexual and reproductive rights, while also curtailing debate about sexuality and gender in schools and universities, have raised “moral panic” within some elements of Bra… Show more

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“…For example, the Committee for LGBT Health at the Ministry of Health, the reassertion of LGBT Rights on to health care at services of the Brazilian National Health System, and the National Policy for LGBT Health [51,52] were developed. However, the country has experienced setbacks in LGBT health policies over the last ve years, given the advance of religious groups and conservative social movements in Brazilian society, in Congress, and at the Presidency [53,54]. More recently, the current national government, as of 2019, has further exacerbated this situation [54].…”
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“…For example, the Committee for LGBT Health at the Ministry of Health, the reassertion of LGBT Rights on to health care at services of the Brazilian National Health System, and the National Policy for LGBT Health [51,52] were developed. However, the country has experienced setbacks in LGBT health policies over the last ve years, given the advance of religious groups and conservative social movements in Brazilian society, in Congress, and at the Presidency [53,54]. More recently, the current national government, as of 2019, has further exacerbated this situation [54].…”
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confidence: 99%
“…The new president and his party -who elected the largest number of members in Congress -were voted on a platform containing explicit rejection of LGBT individuals and identities, publishing a program vowing to exclude LGBT communities from human rights protections and social policies[53]. The Secretary of Continuing Education, Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion, who was responsible for promoting policy to secure sexual, gender, and ethnic diversity in Brazilian public schools, was extinguished.…”
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“…O pano de fundo é o da onda conservadora que ameaça, dentre outras questões, as ações de educação sexual nas escolas 3,4 . Uma discussão que tem como principais cenários os poderes executivo e legislativo, mas com rebatimento na ponta, no cotidiano das escolas e, muito acaloradamente, nas redes sociais da internet.…”
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“…Igualmente, é importante destacar o fato de que décadas de trabalho preventivo nas escolas geraram uma demanda nos alunos por educação sexual, independentemente de pertencimentos religiosos 7 -apesar das dificuldades para a implementação dessas ações, especialmente dos ataques contra a introdução de discussões de gênero e sexualidade nesse contexto 3,4 .…”
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