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Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated state of emergency on health services is very important to comprehend its broader effects on health. In Mozambique, we analyzed data on access to family planning services in certain urban clinics between March and June 2020, after the pandemic suddenly broke out. There is a short-term drop in women's use of family planning methods at public clinics, but use levels rebound quickly.

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Why is it important?

Our work suggests that while there may be impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on reproductive health, for this population the effects on contraceptive access were small and short-term.

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This page is a summary of: Short-term effects of the COVID-19 state of emergency on contraceptive access and utilization in Mozambique, PLoS ONE, March 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0249195.
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