Expert fears number of abuse and abortion cases in Norway will rise when the corona measures are lifted

Violence abusePhoto: Sara Johannessen Meek / NTB
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When the Norwegian society is reopened, there will be a surge in pregnancies, abortions, sexually transmitted diseases, and abuse, a Norwegian expert fears.

“We believe that when society reopens, most people will feel freer. One can go to the city, and one can party… There will be more extravagant partying, for better or worse, we believe that,” assistant general manager Tore Holte Follestad at the information center Sex and Society told newspaper Nordlys.

National figures on sexually transmitted diseases for 2020 have not yet been published, but according to Follestad, as many Norwegians tested for chlamydia last year as the year before.

“One of the questions we ask when they come to us is whether they have had a new partner in the last 14 days, and many answer ‘yes,'” he noted.

A baby boom?

When the pandemic starts to retreat, it will probably lead to a baby boom, but also more abuse, Follestad believes.

“We think that there will be a surge in terms of pregnancies, abortions, sexually transmitted infections, abuse, and sexual abuse when society reopens. 

“But it will also be nice to be able to meet again and have good sexual experiences without being afraid of being quarantined and isolated,” he added.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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