What’s Current: Women turn to telemedicine for abortion access during pandemic

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  • US women are increasingly gaining access to abortion medication online during COVID-19 lockdowns. A service called TelAbortion connects women with doctors who prescribe miscarriage-inducing pills to take at home.
  • The coronavirus pandemic is deepening inequalities for women, according to a report released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA). The report predicts a surge in child marriage and FGM and warns that women’s reproductive rights are on the line, with the potential for seven million unplanned pregnancies.
  • UK financial watchdog organization, The National Audit office, released a report Wednesday stating that foreign aid efforts by the government to improve gender equality need better management and more transparency
  • Anti-pornography campaigners have accused Pornhub of hosting video content of popular children’s cartoon characters engaging in sexual activity and using keywords to lure children onto the site.
Mary Hickman
Mary Hickman

MARY HICKMAN HAS DONE VOICE WORK FOR THE ENGLISH AUDIO TOUR OF ​THE WAR AND WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM​ IN SOUTH KOREA. SHE IS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING A VOLUNTEER-RUN AUDIO PROJECT TO BRING AWARENESS TO FEMINIST WRITERS.

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