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UN sees „catastrophic effects“ on women

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The United Nations believes that the exit restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic could lead to seven million unplanned pregnancies. One of the reasons for this is that due to the supply chain being interrupted during the crisis, around 47 million women in poorer countries could no longer have access to modern contraceptives, the UN warned yesterday.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) also expects violence against women and the marriage of girls to increase significantly. The Coronavirus pandemic could have „catastrophic effects on women and girls around the world,“ said UNFPA director Natalia Kanem – and called on the international community to protect them more.