Protecting Safe Access To Sexual And Reproductive Health Services During Covid-19
The Women’s Legal Centre, Section 27 and the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition have once again called upon Minister of Health, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, to urgently and unequivocally confirm that sexual and reproductive health services are available and accessible to womxn at public health facilities.
As the lockdown continues under Level 3 and as the number of Covid-19 cases surge throughout the country, it is imperative that the government commits to providing womxn safe access to sexual and reproductive health services at public health facilities.
In a follow-up letter to our initial letter sent in April 2020, we urge the Department to consider the equally urgent and ongoing health concerns relating to sexual and reproductive health services, and to take the necessary steps to ensure womxn have safe access to sexual and reproductive health services during the pandemic. Further details on this can be found in our letter below.