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It shouldn’t take a pandemic to improve access to reproductive health care

Jul 23, 2021

Originally posted by the Baltimore Sun

Exactly one year after the World Health Organization (WHO) made its pandemic declaration, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) estimated that 12 million women experienced disruptions to family planning services during the pandemic, resulting in 1.4 million unintended pregnancies.

Despite this grim assessment, we have reason for optimism. Many health care systems adapted to changing conditions much faster than originally anticipated, and in some countries, people altered their approach to obtaining care when circumstances required it. 

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Virtual Events

WATCH NOW: Divergent Demographic Experiences in the 21st Century

Divergent Demographic Experiences in the 21st Century: Implications for Low- and Middle-income CountriesMonthly Family Planning / SRHR Scientific Seminar 29 November 202310 AM - 11 AM ET // 15:00 - 16:00 GMTHosted in English & French (Transcription) The Union for...

WATCH NOW: International Human Rights Day 2023 Webinar

Visit The Official Event Page to Learn More On Monday, 11 December 2023, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) celebrated International Human Rights Day 2023 with an exciting episode of The Pulse of...