Reproductive Healthcare and COVID-19
Center for Community Research & Service; Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the landscape of healthcare. Throughout the pandemic, regulations regarding healthcare services and concerns about COVID-19 exposure led many patients to delay or forgo care altogether.1 Patients seeking sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care were particularly impacted and frequently experienced delays or cancellations of reproductive and contraceptive care.2 This brief will discuss changes in access and format of SRH care, pandemic-related disruptions in contraception, and women’s changing family planning preferences as a result of the public health crisis caused by COVID-19.
reproductive healthcare, COVID-19, telehealth