World Humanitarian Summit: Factsheet - Placing Women and Girls at the Centre

No. of pages: 3

Publication date: 2016

Author: UNFPA

In times of upheaval, pregnancy-related deaths and sexual violence increase. Reproductive health services - including prenatal care, skilled attendance at birth and emergency obstetric care - are often impacted and sometimes unavailable. Young people become more vulnerable to unsafe sex leading to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and sexual exploitation. And many women lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unwanted pregnancy in perilous conditions.