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SGBV-SWG Impact of COVID 19 on Women and Girls: mitigating SGBV risks, March 2020

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Impact of COVID 19 on women and girls

• Key SRHR results:

• Maternal mortality ; Teen pregnancy ; Reproductive health services ; Menstruation. Other secondary impact

• Health care workers- formal and informal:

• 70% are women

• Social norms and Care burden- formal and informal. Although men, the elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems may at be greatest risk of fatality from COVID-19, the greater caregiving role that women and girls are expected to perform may expose them to other consequences.