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The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected many aspects of public health in India. This study finds that there was a significant decrease in hospital births per month during the pandemic. It also found that the overall incidence of severe complications during the period was not significantly different from the pre-pandemic period, but hospital admissions from septic abortions were 56% higher. This study supports the legitimacy of the calls made to maintain sexual and reproductive health services as essential services during the pandemic. Lessons learnt should be used to avert the ongoing reproductive health crisis in case there is another peaking of infections. This is a useful resource for implementers. Click here to read the study.