In Zimbabwe, sexual and reproductive health among persons with disabilities remains a controversial issue. Within the legal framework, sexual and reproductive health are recognised as basic human rights. They are also perceived as essential components of good health and personal development. Making sure that persons with disabilities have access to sexual and reproductive health services contributes to the fulfilment of their sexual and reproductive rights by providing them with more choices, that potentially best suit their reproductive health needs. Zimbabwe has one of the most progressive and liberal sexual and reproductive health laws and policies in the world, yet persons with disabilities still face major barriers in accessing these services. The right to health, including sexual health and reproductive health, is enshrined in several international treaties, with the most relevant being the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). However, people with disabilities are still to benefit from such initiatives in Zimbabwe. The chapter aims to focus on how persons with disabilities access sexual and reproductive health in Zimbabwe.

(disability, policy, sexual, reproductive, health)