Understanding the sexual and reproductive health needs in Brazil's Zika‐affected region: placing women at the center of the discussion

  title={Understanding the sexual and reproductive health needs in Brazil's Zika‐affected region: placing women at the center of the discussion},
  author={Debora Diniz and Luciana Brito and Ilana Ambrogi and Adriano Bueno Tavares and Moazzam Ali},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a flavivirus that is mainly transmitted by the Aedes aegypti; it is also transmitted sexually, perinatally, via blood transfusion, and probably by breastfeeding. Unlike other flaviviruses, ZIKV has adverse effects on the pregnancy, embryo, fetus, and postnatal development. The effects of Zika virus congenital infection have been referred to as Congenital Zika Syndrome (CZS), as there is a wide range of presentations and severity of manifestations, not limited to… 

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