COVID-19 & Family Planning

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Updated July 21, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous upheaval to health systems around the world, disrupting access to family planning information and services, as well as sexual and reproductive health more broadly. Despite this disruption, the need爱博体育分析 for family planning remains the same. For women, family planning is critical, basic health care. As health systems shift to prevent and treat people with COVID-19, it is essential they also protect access to family planning services.

Throughout this crisis, Family Planning 2020 has been working with country and global partners to ensure family planning remains an essential element of the global health agenda. FP2020 has created this platform to ensure key information from global experts about access to family planning during this crisis is getting into the hands of the decisionmakers and program implementers who need it. Likewise, we will be sharing experiences of our country partners and the lessons they are learning, including how the virus is having an impact on their work and the strategies they are using to continue service delivery.

Please submit additional resources to include here using our . If you would like to contribute to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, created by the UN Foundation and WHO, .

General Resources

Guidelines & Checklists

Promote, Prioritize, and Invest in Reproductive Health and Family Planning Durin...
Technical Guidance: Family Planning During COVID-19
Technical Guidance: Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19
Six concrete measures to support women and girls in all their diversity in the c...
Maintaining essential health services: operational guidance for the COVID-19 con...
WHO consolidated guideline on self-care interventions for health: sexual and rep...
Infographics to assist women facing violence during the pandemic
Guidance on Social and Behavior Change for Family Planning During COVID-19
Addressing Human Rights as Key to the COVID-19 Response
EngenderHealth’s Guidance for Ensuring Quality Sexual and Reproductive Health (S...
Ensuring Quality Family Planning Services during COVID-19 Pandemic
Q&A: Contraception/Family planning and COVID-19
Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings: A Strategic Planning Guide
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic UNFPA Global Response Plan
Strategic preparedness and response plan for the new coronavirus
Checklist for COVID-19 response by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér
Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings
Programmatic Guidance for Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian and Fra...
COVID-19 and violence against women What the health sector/system can do

Reports & Briefs

Where are the women? The conspicuous absence of women in COVID-19 response teams...
Implications of COVID-19 for the Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sex...
Contraception in the Era of COVID-19
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Viole...
Policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women
Brief on Supply Chains for Sexual and Reproductive Health Across the Humanitaria...
COVID-19: A Gender Lens
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Modern Contraceptives and Other Medic...
Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19


COVID-19 Pandemic Further Threatens Women and Girls Already at Risk in Humanitar...
COVID-19 Contraception and Family Planning
Statement from Ministry for Foreign Affairs Joint press statement Protecting Sex...
Joint Statement on the Importance of Continued Family Planning Data Sharing and...
Access to Contraception is Critical in COVID-19 Response
COVID-19: a message from IPPF’s Director-General
IMAP Statement on COVID-19 and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
UNFPA Supplies COVID-19 Update
COVID-19: We will come through this together
COVID-19: Women front and centre
UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy
FIGO: COVID-19 Contraception and Family Planning


Center for Global Development

Exploring Digital Platforms for Family Planning During COVID-19  |
Family Planning 2020

Family Planning 2020

Family Planning 2020

Marie Stopes International


Websites & Online Portals

COVID-19 Voices Campaign

How are you protecting access to family planning during the pandemic?

Together we can show that reproductive health and family planning services are critical amidst the COVID19 pandemic response and ensure women’s basic health needs are not left behind.

爱博体育分析Upload your video to your preferred social media platform with the hashtag #FPinCOVIDresponse. Or, if you prefer to have your video posted directly through the FP2020 accounts, we have created this . Fill out the form and follow instructions on submitting a video via the  link. After we’ve received your responses, we will share videos through our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Country Resources

Eastern & Southern Africa

Latin America & The Caribbean

Middle East & N. Africa

South Asia

South East Asia & Oceania

Western & Central Africa

Resources by Theme

爱博体育分析Please visit the specifiic pages in the Our Work section of our website for resources related to the following themes.

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