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Philippines: How women pay the price of pandemic-induced healthcare shortages – DW, 5/19

As already scarce medical resources are being redirected to respond to COVID-19, women in need of maternal and reproductive health services are paying the price. According to government data, family planning services were reduced by over 50% in March, when a lockdown was declared to curb the spread of coronavirus. “The suspension of public transportation, limited clinic staff and reduced clinic hours have made it difficult for women to access family planning services,” said Juan Antonio Perez, executive director of the Commission on Population and Development. – DW, 5/19/2020

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