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- Early Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Contraceptive Services in South Carolina
- The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected access to and the delivery of health care services, including contraceptive services. Despite the need for adequate and timely pandemic response, maintaining the safe and effective delivery of contraceptive services remains essential. This issue brief highlights findings from interviews conducted with 45 staff and providers at Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Health Department clinics, in South Carolina and Alabama, to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on contraceptive services in their clinics. The brief focuses on the following indicators: Overall Patient Volume, Contraceptive Care Patient Volume, Contraceptive Service Provision, Staffing Capacity, Medical Supplies, and Perceptions of Long-Term Impact. Access the full issue brief here.