Post-Abortion Care & Postpartum Family Planning During COVID-19

Women and their babies receiving post natal care at a health center.

Opportunities and Challenges: An Interview with GHSP Journal Authors

Preserving voluntary family planning as an essential service amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been the clarion call for global actors in the family planning and reproductive health field. How do we also ensure that women seeking postpartum or postabortion care don’t fall in the gaps?

Global Health: Science and Practice article highlights both the challenges in balancing the prevention measures and risks of infection with opportunities to create innovative ways to meet postpartum and postabortion care for women, including postpartum family planning. Sonia Abraham, GHSP Journal’s Scientific Editor, spoke with article authors Anne Pfitzer, Eva Lathrop, and Saumya RamaRao to understand how providing voluntary family planning and reproductive health care can be adapted. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.