Illawarra centre sees surge in demand for abortions during pandemic

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By Lisa Wachsmuth
Updated May 26 2020 - 9:59pm, first published 8:00am
Stark reality: Illawarra Women's Health Centre general manager Sally Stevenson says demand for abortion has risen during the pandemic, with women at greater risk of sexual assault and reproductive coercion in their homes.

Demand for abortions has increased by 45 per cent at an Illawarra centre during lockdown, with vulnerable women at increased risk of sexual assault and reproductive coercion within their own homes.

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Lisa Wachsmuth

Deputy Editor

Deputy editor and health reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, covering stories in the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama local government areas. For news tips email lwachsmuth@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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