Published time: 07 May 2020
Authors: Tracey A. Wilkinson, Melissa J. Kottke, Elise D. Berlan
Keywords: Covid-19, adolescent, young adult, pandemic.
Adolescent and young adult reproductive health care needs are not diminished during pandemics. Needs for family planning services may be heightened because of various environmental changes in response to the pandemic, including amount of parental supervision, daily structure, and usual ways of accessing contraception and condoms. Health care professionals (HCPs) caring for adolescent and young adult patients need to acknowledge that contraception is an essential need and adopt new approaches to providing this crucial care.
Providing Contraception for Young People During a Pandemic Is Essential Health Care