In the response to COVID-19, we can't forget health system commitments to contraception and family planning

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 May 16. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.13226. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Contraceptive and family planning services and supplies are core components of essential health services, and access to these services is a fundamental human right. This standard must continue to be respected and protected as such by governments prioritizing scarce resources during this COVID-19 pandemic. But with many health systems currently focusing on the response to the pandemic, the provision of basic contraception counselling, the delivery of contraceptive products and services, and the functioning of supply chains have been disrupted.

Publication types

  • Editorial