Kaiser Family Foundation: Reduction in Sexual and Reproductive Health Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jul 08, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a new issue brief, Potential Impacts of Delaying “Non-Essential” Reproductive Health Care. The brief highlights the findings of several studies and polls which demonstrate reductions in sexual and reproductive heatlh services during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, patient visits at hospitals and doctors’ offices for STIs reduced by 52% and more than half of U.S. women report that they or a family member have skipped or postponed medical care due to the pandemic.

View the report to learn more.


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About Julia Zigman (she/her)

Julia Zigman is a Program Analyst on the NACCHO HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis team. Julia focuses primarily on NACCHO’s Ending the HIV Epidemic portfolio and is a lead staff member for the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Workgroup. Learn more about these programs here.

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