COVID19 Issues ,Prevention and Effects on SRHR

 

 

The  COVID 19 pandemic has led to more limited and complicated sexual reproductive health and abortion  services. As the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) increases quite quickly, the number of cases who tested positive  increases  daily, schools, companies  and society implemented the shutdown strategy   for both formal and informal sectors  including the recommendation of  work from home (for office workers) to prevent the pandemic.  In spite this situation, Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN) has continued to manage the hotline (Ms Rosy hotline) , work from home to increase access to reproductive health information and services.   . For women to have access to reproductive health services they need, the hotline becomes vital and important particularly during this time the health care systems overburdened.

  There  should be striking   balance between protecting health, minimizing economic and social disruption, and respecting human rights. Women’s choices and rights to sexual and reproductive health care, however, should be respected regardless of COVID-19 status.

Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network   and our partners are advocating for  expansion of  priorities for COVID 19 prevention and treatment using feminist approach

 

References

https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/emergencies/COVID-19-SRH/en/