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'Women always take the brunt': India sees surge in unsafe abortion

Sarah Best

23rd July 2020

This article explores one of the impacts of Covid-19 on female reproductive rights.

Like many countries around the world, India has experienced a huge strain on medical resources since the outbreak of the pandemic. As a result, the Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India (FRHS) 'estimates that lockdown disruption could leave 25.6 million couples unable to access contraception, leading to an additional 2.3 million unintended pregnancies and 834,042 unsafe abortions.'

This article could be used for the Global Development unit (health, demographic change and gender as aspects of development).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.


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