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Measures to combat COVID-19 have affected sexual and reproductive health care around the globe, including maternal and newborn care, birth control and access to abortion. Université de Sherbrooke, Centre interdisciplinaire de développement international en santé (CIDIS)

COVID-19 caused a global setback in reproductive and sexual health rights, especially for women

The exceptional measures deployed around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic have impeded access to urgent services like birth control, abortion and maternal and newborn care.
In the absence of guidelines or training regarding sexual expression in long-term care homes, most staff are ‘just winging it’ on potentially sensitive issues. (Shutterstock)

Seniors have a right to express their sexuality in long-term care homes, but staff need guidance

In the absence of guidelines or training regarding sexual expression in long-term care homes, most staff are ‘just winging it’ on potentially sensitive issues.
Pay attention to scientist-driven recommendations. There is no evidence that kissing through a mask — as depicted in this image— is a safe practice. Now is a good time to exercise your imagination and practise a different kind of safe sex. (Street art in Bryne, Norway, by Pøbel. Photo by Daniel Tafjord/Unsplash)

Coronavirus and sex: Dos and don'ts during social distancing

During the COVID-19 pandemic, sexual activity may pose risks of transmission. A sex researcher shares information on how sex relates to the current pandemic, and how to prevent transmission.
Women and their doctors need to communicate about potential sexual side effects from procedures that involve the cervix. RacheeLynn/Shutterstock.com

The cervix is sensitive, and surgeons need to acknowledge the part it plays in some women’s pleasure

Sexual health experts say it’s a misconception that the cervix is insensitive, which can have implications for some medical procedures.
Giving young Nigerians information on sexual and reproductive health boosts their confidence in using condoms Ruth McDowall/GettyImages

What gives Nigerian students the confidence to use condoms

Sexually inexperienced Nigerian students are less confident in their ability to use condoms, increasing their susceptibility to infections and unplanned pregnancies at first sexual activity.

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