Quarantine of coronavirus can lead to 7 million unwanted pregnancies and 31 million cases of gender-based violence – UN

Long lockdown due to the coronavirus, and the economic implications of the pandemic can lead to an increase in unwanted pregnancies, child marriage and gender-based violence. About it it is spoken in the forecast prepared by the United Nations Fund on population in collaboration with the American organization of Avenir Health, the Johns Hopkins University (USA) and Victoria University (Australia).

Experts believe that the six-month limitation in connection with the coronavirus “can have serious consequences for the health and rights of women and girls”.

So, the economic consequences of a pandemic “may lead to the fact that 47 million women in low and middle income will not be able to use modern contraceptives, leading to 7 million additional unwanted pregnancies”. The number of cases of gender-based violence, humanitarian organizations predict, six months could increase by 31 million.

Pandemic, the UN says, can also lead to significant delays in implementing programmes aimed at ending female genital mutilation to female genitals and reducing the number of child marriage. Experts believe that such delays will increase the number of transactions for 2 million child marriages 13 million over 10 years.

The UN Foundation emphasize that the world is “already there are signs of increasing violence against women and girls, there are reports on the hot line on violence in the family.”

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University on April 28, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 3,06 million, of which 212 thousand died, 906 thousand recovered.

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