Too much information can be almost as bad as too little. That's why we've collected the best resources on voluntary family planning during COVID-19—all in one convenient place.
COVID-19 has left no aspect of public health unaffected, and voluntary family planning is no exception. Providers have had to rethink how they provide care during lockdowns or while maintaining physical distance, including in some settings where access is already limited; supply chain disruptions have required innovative solutions to ensure that commodities make it to their destinations. Harsh lockdown conditions and general pandemic stress have contributed to an increase of violence against women. As we know, policy is an important part of recovery, and advocates are working to encourage governments to secure reliable access to family planning care during the pandemic and after.
The good news is, so many organizations are working on solutions to all these challenges, and they are eagerly sharing their results and ideas. However, this wealth of information can quickly become overwhelming—and as we all know, the best information in the world is useless if those who need it can’t find it. That’s why Knowledge SUCCESS has curated a list of resources addressing family planning in the context of COVID-19, across five thematic areas:
This is a living collection, to be updated quarterly with carefully selected resources in formats to hopefully suit your preferred learning style. Whether you’re a brief-reader or a podcast-listener, we hope you find something here to inspire you.
Our five thematic areas are listed below. You can quickly jump to resources in that section by clicking on the thematic area.