How can a lack of family planning link to an increase in sexually transmitted infections and HIV?
In an emergency situation, many factors can heighten the risk of HIV transmission, such as an increase in sexual violence and exposure to infected blood. Also, the breakdown of infrastructure can lead to a lack of condoms. This is why it is important that crisis-affected populations have access to condoms. It is also important to note that both the male and female condom are the only forms of contraception that can be used both as a tool for family planning and also as a way to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted illnesses. How can a lack in family planning link to an increase in maternal and infant mortality? Maternal and infant mortality is very high around the world even with all the new modern contraceptives available. In an emergency, the threat of maternal mortality can increase for many reasons, including too-early pregnancy as a result of rape and limited access to health facilities and skilled providers. In any setting, 15 per cent of women will expe