WORLD CONTRACEPTION DAY
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    World Contraception Day takes place on September 26th every year. The annual worldwide campaign centers around a vision where every pregnancy is wanted. Launched in 2007, WCD’s mission is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

    With so many birth control options available, choosing a most suitable form can be discouraging for many teens. We support youth worldwide to answer initial questions: Which method protects against STIs? What about convenience of use? How effective are they?

    We asked Youths some personal questions about contraception

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    Our social media channels covering infographics, images and charts show it all at a glance. We encourage youth to get the contraception facts and ask their healthcare provider which contraception is best for them. Take a look and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

    Alarming numbers prove that the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed women and girls worldwide

    The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the well-being of women in multiple ways, including contraception, family planning and gender-based violence. The consequences include millions of unintended pregnancies1, 500,000 more girls being forced into marriage2, and 31 million additional cases of gender-based violence in the first six months of lockdown alone3.

    These topics have therefore become more urgent as life circumstances have changed drastically throughout the last year. In fact, the progress made in the past decades on these matters is strongly at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities and exposing vulnerabilities in social, political, and economic systems, which have a negative effect on women especially, as investigated circumstances show.

    Global impact of COVD-19 pandemic

    Global impact of COVID-19 pandemic [PDF]

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    A coalition of international partners with an interest in sexual and reproductive health