Family planning hit hard by focus on coronavirus

A pregnant woman using medical mask for protection against Covid-19 infection.

Photo credit: Pool | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The PMA 2019 data showed that 42 per cent of pregnancy are unintended.
  • The data survey added that three out of 10 pregnant women wanted to have the pregnancy later while 12 per cent never wanted more children.

The focus on containing the spread of coronavirus has hit crucial mother-to-child health care services, including family planning and immunisation, research has shown.

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