Register now for #SFP2020 by Thursday, October 1st. 

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. 

As the study is completed, a de-identified dataset will made available to researchers. In total, the dataset will include up to three surveys and one in-depth-interview from each site. This study is focused on clinic-level modifications to services. No patient-level data is collected. 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. Time period 1 (T1) survey questions can be found here. Feedback about survey questions or in-depth interview guides is welcome as we revise between each data collection period. Please send your comments to Mary Tschann at MTschann@SocietyFP.org.

Data collection time periods:

  • Time period 1 (T1): February – April 2020 (data available July 2020)
  • Time period 2 (T2): May – July 2020 (data available in September 2020)
  • Time period 3 (T3):  August – October 2020 (data available in December 2020)
  • In-depth interviews (IDI): October – December 2020 (data available in February 2021)

Phase 1 results

A summary report of the first survey is now available. For questions or comments please contact Info@SocietyFP.org.

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