Even if sexual and reproductive rights are human rights, the right to control one’s own body, as well as the rest of individual freedoms, is still very poorly recognized and therefore very weakly guaranteed in all the countries.
The right to abortion is still a problem. Abortion is most often considered illegal by the penal code of the index countries except in Tunisia. In Algeria, it is permitted in only three cases related to women’s health or life, and the viability of the foetus. In Lebanon, it is important to note that abortion is illegal even in case of rape.