Fact Sheet: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of COVID-19

The impacts of COVID-19 are currently being documented as the crisis evolves and it is clear that the virus places a substantial burden on health systems all over the world. The effects of COVID-19 will be uneven and unequal; it will hit even harder in countries where health systems are already vulnerable or weak and where social protection is generally low and where infrastructure is malfunctioning. It is likely that the COVID-19 pandemic will worsen existing inequalities for women, adolescents, children and sexual minorities, and as a result, it may impact how they receive treatment and care, including for matters concerning their sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

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