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Sexual violence against women and girls in Uganda increased during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reports of rape and sexual violence increased among women and girls in Uganda during the COVID-19 pandemic, while uptake of post-exposure prophylaxis decreased. These outcomes suggest that Ugandan women and girls may have had increased HIV exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic is associated with increased gender-based violence perpetration. In Uganda, COVID-19 restrictions… Read More »

Increased Prevalence of Depression, Anxiety in Pregnant Women During the COVID Pandemic

In the Boston area, the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 is steadily decreasing.  This is obviously happy news and a long-awaited reason to celebrate; however, we continue to be concerned about the mental health of our patients, especially those who are pregnant.  Even in the best of times, women who are pregnant or have… Read More »