Monitoring COVID-19’s Effects on Family Planning: What Should We Measure?

Monitoring COVID-19’s Effects on Family Planning: What Should We Measure?

As health care systems are stretched to capacity dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are worried that delivery of essential health services—including family planning—is being severely compromised. On the supply side, we may be able to monitor availability of family counselors and contraceptives to meet needs. But what of the demand side? How can we monitor shifts in women’s family planning needs and preferences in light of the social and economic shocks they are facing due to the pandemic?

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