How Covid-19 might affect your reproductive health

A look at sexual and reproductive health and rights during a pandemic.

In this time of crisis, we have to remember that women’s sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs do not stop in a pandemic. Contraceptives, HIV medicine and menstrual health supplies such as menstrual products, pain killers and premenstrual syndrome medicine must continue being accessible.

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Economic and social barriers

Health authorities in multiple countries have recommended that people stock up on needed prescriptions and other health necessities, but while well-meaning, this is not as easy as it seems. In this uncertain financial climate, people will need to make tough decisions about what items are necessary, and many with low incomes may be unable to afford sexual and reproductive health care.

SRHR success stories

In spite of all of the challenges highlighted, we are still seeing victories in SRHR around the world. Here are some examples:

The Case for Her is a philanthropic investment portfolio addressing the key women’s health issues of menstruation and female sexual health.

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