According to the Washington Post (link), the UN's population fund report has stated that legal, cultural and financial barriers that prevent access to contraception and family planning are an infringement of a woman's human rights.
One of the most powerful tools a woman has with regard to making choices about her own life is contraception. The decision about when and whether to have children is an incredibly important one and impacts all areas of our lives. In many areas of the western world it is easy to take for granted such rights. However, there are still countries, such as the USA, where access to contraception is a political issue (USA today) and even in the UK there is a variation in access to some contraceptive services (reproductive health matters).
While the report goes some way to highlighting the issue, the unfortunate reality is that it has no legal effect and probably little will be done in response to the statements.
Skeptical kinkster musing on whatever takes my fancy!