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Preserving Women’s Bodily Autonomy

The disruption of family-planning services during the pandemic is not just an inconvenience to women around the world. The curtailment of women's fundamental right to reproductive health and choice is a profound cost that will be borne by entire countries.

NEW YORK – By the age of 24, Maya Bohara had borne four children, and she and her husband decided that their family was large enough. For nine years thereafter, despite living in a poor region of Nepal, she could rely on a local health clinic for injectable contraceptives.