Advice for women seeking contraception, abortion and other sexual and reproductive healthcare during the COVID-19 epidemic
File size 232KB | Date: 02 April 2020
Date: 22 Apr 2020
Type: Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Today we are launching a guide for patients to help them stay informed about contraception and abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide is designed to be used and distributed by healthcare professionals who want to support patients to understand their contraceptive options during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Women should know that they can get telephone appointments with clinics or GPs and that they are still entitled to free contraception. The guide is based on FSRH clinical guidance on essential services and provision of effective contraception during the Covid-19 pandemicIt covers four key areas:
Our advice for women guide is designed to be used and distributed by healthcare professionals who want to support women to understand their options for contraception and sexual health care during the pandemic.
We are encouraging all healthcare professionals to share this with patients, colleagues and any local health networks they may be aware of. We believe it’s vital to ensure that women have access to the information they need to make the best choices for their sexual and reproductive health.
For healthcare professionals, our regularly updated COVID-19 resource page includes updated guidance, advice and support for SRH service provision during the pandemic.