Coronavirus Conversations: The pandemic, women's health and pregnancy

Women wear mask to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, in Paris, France

Women wear mask to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, in Paris, France, Dec. 2, 2021.

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Women make up the majority of healthcare workers around the world who have had to deal with the rising number COVID-19 cases. Women also face a unique set of challenges in terms of societal expectations and access to healthcare and education. Pregnant women are also dealing with the dilemma of whether or not to vaccinate, and how to keep themselves and their babies safe.

As part of The World's regular series of conversations about the pandemic, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Ana Langer, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Women and Health Initiative at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health about the pandemic-related challenges that are affecting women in particular around the globe.

See more of the Coronavirus Conversations series here: https://www.theworld.org/categories/coronavirus-conversations.