COVID-19 and Family Planning Services FAQ

Source: Family Planning National Training Center
Date Published: 2020

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This is a collection of questions about providing family planning services during the COVID-19 pandemic with corresponding evidence-based answers and the current advice at this time. Family planning providers should use the Interim CDC Guidance on Handling Non-COVID-19 Public Health Activities to plan for services. Beyond continuing to provide accessible, high-quality, client-centered family planning services, the overriding objective in providing answers to these questions is to promote physical distancing; that is, keeping in-person visits to a minimum to protect both clinic staff and clients from becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus and acquiring COVID-19 infection. Since the mitigation strategies recommended by CDC guidance includes limiting face-to-face interactions to only the most essential, this document assumes that clinics will have converted most or all client interactions from in-person visits to virtual visits, and utilizing curbside pick-up or mail to deliver contraceptives and other supplies.

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