Surprise Pregnancies in Philippines Surge Amid Virus Curbs
Unintended pregnancies in the Philippines could spike by almost half to 2.6 million if movement restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic remain until yearend, the United Nations Population Fund said.
Quarantine measures are also causing 60 additional maternal deaths a month, as restrictions prevent two million more women to access family planning needs, the agency said, citing a study by the University of the Philippines Population Institute.
“These numbers are an epidemic in itself,” Aimee Santos, the U.N. agency’s gender program officer in the Philippines, said at a Senate hearing Tuesday.
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