The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous upheaval to health systems around the world, disrupting access to family planning information and services, as well as sexual and reproductive health more broadly. Despite this disruption, the need for family planning remains the same. For women, family planning is critical, basic health care. As health systems shift to prevent and treat people with COVID-19, it is essential they also protect access to family planning services.
Throughout this crisis, Family Planning 2020 has been working with country and global partners to ensure family planning remains an essential element of the global health agenda. FP2020 has created this platform to ensure key information from global experts about access to family planning during this crisis is getting into the hands of the decision-makers and program implementers who need it. Likewise, we will be sharing experiences of our country partners and the lessons they are learning, including how the virus is having an impact on their work and the strategies they are using to continue service delivery.
FP (2020). COVID-19 & Family Planning.