How Covid-19 Affects Sexual Health of Senegal's Young People

Women are reportedly afraid to go to hospitals for fear of contracting the novel coronavirus, children are no longer vaccinated because rumours say that the vaccine would be tested in Africa, and as hospitals limit the number of hospital visits per day, pregnant women are failing to gain access to primary health care. There are calls for hospitals to be better equipped for reproductive health needs, especially with regards to contraception, says Senegalese activist Christine Sarr, one of 25 young change-makers from around the world gathered by SheDecides 25x25.

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Pregnant women wait to be attended to at a health centre (file photo).

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