The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has said that as many as 50 million women in low and middle-income countries may be deprived of modern contraceptive use due to disruptions of key health services, which may lead to unwanted pregnancies in the coming months.
With this, 1300000cases of child marriage are also expected to come up in the next 10 years.
The UNFPA has done this study by gathering data with supporting agencies. This study states that a large number of women are unable to access the means of family planning due to today's crisis.
There is a risk of their unwanted pregnancy. Apart from this, the cases of violence and other forms of exploitation against them are also expected to increase rapidly.
According to this study, during this time, the pace of ongoing programs to eradicate misdeeds such as women circumcision (FGM) and child marriage may also be affected. So, in the coming decade, there will be an estimated 2 million more cases of FGM.
Apart from this, one crore 30 lakh cases of child marriage can come up in the next 10 years. These figures have been prepared in collaboration with Avenir Health of John Hopkins University in the US and Victoria University of Australia.
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