Protect the World's Most Vulnerable from COVID-19

by Friends of UNFPA, Inc
Protect the World's Most Vulnerable from COVID-19
Protect the World's Most Vulnerable from COVID-19
Protect the World's Most Vulnerable from COVID-19
Protect the World's Most Vulnerable from COVID-19
Mar 31, 2021

Family Planning Disruptions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, access to family planning has been widely disrupted by travel restrictions, interrupted supply chains, stock-outs and overwhelmed health facilities. An estimated 12 million women have experienced disruptions in their family planning services, leading to 1.4 million unintended pregnancies. These unintended pregnancies have put a great strain on families which were already struggling under pandemic-related financial burdens. The consequences of rising unintended pregnancy are not simply economic – they are also put the lives of women and their babies at risk.

Your support is essential in ensuring women have access to family planning support services, no matter what.

Nepali mother of five, Maya, is one of the 12 million women whose reproductive healthcare has been interrupted by the pandemic. She had been relying on injectable contraceptives from her nearby health center, but when she visited for a shot in June, there were none in stock. Maya was left without access to contraceptives for several months. “I was constantly worried about having an unwanted pregnancy,” she told UNFPA. Not long after missing her shot, she became pregnant. Maya’s newest child is well loved and healthy, but she acknowledges that their circumstances are now more precarious than before. "With a meagre income, raising our fifth child is going to be a tough battle for me and my husband," she explained.

One year into the pandemic, the strain it has put on already limited health care facilities continues to pose a significant threat to women’s reproductive health. With your help, we can ensure that women everywhere have reliable access to birth control and family planning services. Just $48 can provide 40 women with injectable contraceptives, so women like Maya have the ability to choose whether and when to have children. Please donate today!

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Friends of UNFPA, Inc

Location: New York, NY - USA
Project Leader:
Addison Altholz
New York, NY United States
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