In effort to provide real-time tracking of the impact of COVID-19 on abortion and contraception care, the Network launched the study Family planning visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aims to document changes in service delivery and the uptake of clinical innovations in response to the pandemic.

More than 70 sites are participating in this study, including independent clinics, Planned Parenthood affiliates, and university/hospital-based practices. Sites are geographically diverse and include those providing contraception and abortion services.

Dataset summary and request form

In addition to publishing our own findings, the Society is committed to sharing data from this study with other investigators. The goal of our data sharing program is to support new research questions and advance the research work of our members and partners. 

De-identified datasets for each time period and transcripts of the in-depth interviews from each sites are available to researchers. The Society is committed to sharing data from this study and supporting new research questions and advance the research work of our members and partners.

Survey questions are related but not identical across each survey (time periods 1, 2, and 3), reflecting an iterative process meant to respond to the changing nature of the pandemic. The survey questions for each time period and interview guide can be found below:

Data collection time periods:

  • Time period 1 (T1): February – April 2020
  • Time period 2 (T2): May – July 2020
  • Time period 3 (T3):  August – October 2020
  • In-depth interviews (IDI): November – January 2021

Phase 1 results

Citation information: Mary Tschann, PhD, MPH, Hannah Lange, MPH, CCRP, Elizabeth Ly, MPH, Sara Hilliard, MA, LPC. Family Planning Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Phase 1 Results. Society of Family Planning July 2020. https://doi.org/10.46621/ZYDR8499

Phase 2 results

Citation information: Mary Tschann, PhD, MPH, Hannah Lange, MPH, CCRP, Elizabeth Ly, MPH, Sara Hilliard, MA, LPC. Family Planning Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Phase 2 Results. Society of Family Planning October 2020. https://doi.org/10.46621/YIWB7628

Phase 3 results

Citation information: Mary Tschann, PhD, MPH, Hannah Lange, MPH, CCRP, Elizabeth Ly, MPH, Sara Hilliard, MA, LPC. Family Planning Visits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Phase 3 Results. Society of Family Planning January 2021. https://doi.org/10.46621/KNUB8934

In-depth interview results

Citation information: Elizabeth Ly, MPH; Hannah Lange, MPH, CCRP, Mary Tschann, PhD, MPH. Family planning visits during the COVID-19 pandemic: In-depth interview results. Society of Family Planning. April 2021. https://doi.org/10.46621/WRRE7198