COVID-19: What implications for sexual and reproductive health and rights globally?

The coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19) will affect aspects of our lives, all over the world, in many ways. As the coming weeks and months unfold, we will begin to understand better the impacts and effective responses to the outbreak.

In broader public health discussions, sexual and reproductive health and rights can be overlooked. Outbreaks can heighten vulnerabilities of different population groups, accentuate gender inequities and lead to neglect of the needs and rights of the most marginalized, including women and girls, refugees, migrants, people living with disability, people living with HIV, sex workers, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

The pressure on health services could disrupt routine maternity, contraceptive, abortion and other sexual and reproductive health services. Social and economic pressures may increase domestic and gender-based violence and sexual exploitation.

The protection of human rights is an ongoing concern during this global threat.

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SRHM

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