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Share-Net Policy Note: Covid-19, SRHR, and Gender Equality

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Share-Net International present a Policy Note on Covid-19, SRHR, and Gender Equality, in response to the global Covid-19 Pandemic that arrived in 2020. Authors: Shahana Siddiqui, Hadir Barbar, Charlotte van Tuijl, Maria Codina & Julia Ahmed Policy Note Background: On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the world to be in a […]

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Continuity of essential sexual and reproductive health services during COVID-19 Pandemic in the WHO African region

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Overview The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the capacity of health systems to continue the delivery of essential health services. While health systems around the world are being challenged by increasing demand for care of COVID-19 patients, it is critical to all other services including sexual reproductive health services. Countries are expected […]

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Reproductive justice in the time of COVID-19: a systematic review of the indirect impacts of COVID-19 on sexual and reproductive health

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Abstract Objective Despite gendered dimensions of COVID-19 becoming increasingly apparent, the impact of COVID-19 and other respiratory epidemics on women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health (SRH) have yet to be synthesized. This review uses a reproductive justice framework to systematically review empirical evidence of the indirect impacts of respiratory epidemics on SRH. Methods We […]

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The effects of COVID-19 on Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Case Study of Six Countries

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Executive Summary Global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic are intersecting with pre-existing pervasive sexual and reproductive health inequities which disproportionately impact vulnerable populations. While COVID-19 has a severe, and in some cases, devastating impact on health systems around the world, studies show that people whose human rights are least protected – including refugees, displaced peoples, […]

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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mini Review

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This mini review explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent sexual and reproductive health. We conducted a rapid review of the literature across three databases, with a particular focus on the African continent. Few studies have specifically focused on adolescents in Africa and this paper contributes to this paucity of research. Findings revealed […]

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COVID-19 and access to sexual and reproductive healthcare for young people: An overview of the international literature and policy

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Background and objectives The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the ability of young people to access appropriate and timely sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH). The aim of this study was to summarise international innovations aimed at ensuring ongoing access. Methods This study was an overview of peer‑reviewed literature and policy statements from international and national organisations related […]

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Covid-19: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Times of Crisis

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Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed access to social and health services in Jordan, especially those relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV). This presents specific risks for women, girls and young people. Women and girls are reporting emotional and physical abuse, and there is an increased risk of […]

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Virtual and essential – adolescent SRHR in the time of COVID-19

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Introduction COVID-19 has had an unprecedented global impact, causing widespread loss in terms of lives and infections, a paralysis of social networks and health systems, and widespread economic shutdowns. The lockdown measures have caused significant disruptions to essential services and supplies, placing immense pressure on global health systems. For sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, […]

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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health In Ethiopia

Introduction Twenty-three percent of Ethiopia’s estimated 117.9 million people are aged 10–19. Young people often face major sexual and reproductive health challenges, including a lack of access to services and high levels of child marriage, early childbearing, unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion and exposure to STIs, including HIV. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health has made adolescent sexual […]

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Daring to Ask, Listen, and Act: A Snapshot of the Impacts of COVID-19 on Women and Girls’ rights and sexual and reproductive health

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Executive Summary The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic is drastically changing the way that millions of women, men, girls and boys around the world lead their lives. Jordan, a country hosting more than 700,000 refugees in a troubled region, has like most other countries in the world been deeply affected by the shock of COVID19 to its […]

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