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Table 2 Challenges in meeting patients’ contraceptive needs during COVID-19 pandemic

From: Assessing differences in contraceptive provision through telemedicine among reproductive health providers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States

  Overall sample (n = 907)
  n %
Local COVID-19 policies (at time of survey)   
 Stay-at-home/shelter-in-place order 120 (15)
 Re-opening with restrictions 580 (75)
 Completely open 80 (10)
In what ways has your clinic been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?   
 Shift towards providing COVID-related care 259 (36)
 Decreased clinic hours 315 (44)
 Shortages of medical supplies/tests 288 (40)
 Decreased funding to clinic 92 (13)
 Increased staff layoffs 126 (18)
COVID has made it more difficult to…   
 See new patients 651 (83)
 Offer contraceptive counseling 473 (61)
 Offer the full range of contraceptive methods 495 (65)
 Meet the needs of patients who are low-income 301 (40)
 Meet the needs of BIPOC patients 231 (30)
 Meet the needs of patients who are experiencing homelessness 263 (35)
 Meet the needs of marginalized patientsa 381 (50)
 Patient contraceptive caseload has decreased as a result of COVID-19 pandemic 536 (76)
COVID-19 pandemic has made it more challenging to offer care to patients experiencing…   
 Unprotected sex 391 (51)
 Forced sex 272 (36)
 Intimate partner violence 345 (45)
 Mental health issues 387 (51)
 Patients who do not want to get pregnant 335 (44)
  1. aMarginalized is a binary variable which takes on a value of 1 for patients who are homeless, low-income, or BIPOC