CORE brief: Family Planning Services are Essential

Tags: Jenny Higgins, Amy Williamson, Collaborative for Reproductive Equity, reproductive and population health, research, publication

The UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity (UW CORE) released a research brief about the importance of family planning services, and best practices to ensure continuing access during the pandemic.

Family Planning Services are Essential provides an overview of how several states have prioritized family planning services even during stay at home orders, discusses the impact of restricting access to birth control and other services, and offers suggestions for maintaining timely access to family planning without unnecessary barriers.

The brief was prepared jointly by UW CORE, the Wisconsin Contraceptive Access Network, and the Wisconsin Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association. Read the whole research brief here.

UW CORE is a campus-wide initiative focused on reproductive health research and translation to address critical needs in reproductive health and healthcare in Wisconsin. 

Based in the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CORE is led by Director Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Obstetrics and Gynecology, alongside Associate Director, Amy Williamson, MPP.