||Conference or Workshop Item
||600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Family planning, Health, Sexual reproductive health, Gender based violence, Covid-19
||This seminar is a collaboration between the National Population and Family Development Board with Population Studies Unit, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Malaysia.
||Women represent 70 % of the global health workforce. Hence, women are disproportionately exposed to the coronavirus. Global Supply chains are disrupted, impacting the availability of contraceptives and heightening the risk of unintended pregnancy. As countries are on lockdown and health systems struggle to cope, sexual and reproductive health services are being sidelined and gender-based violence is on the rise. The pandemic is making existing gender inequality even worse. Recent UNFPA projections highlighted the impact of a 6 month lockdown to women and girls which is 47 million women in developing countries may not be able to access modern contraceptives resulting in 7 million unintended pregnancies. This presentation slides discuss the impact of Covid-19 on family planning and ending gender based-violence.