Beyond the Pill presenting new research on the impact of COVID-19 on community college students
Researchers from Beyond the Pill presented new research at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Annual Meeting, held in Denver and online October 24-27. Three presentations called attention to how the pandemic has impacted young people’s access to contraception, mental health, educational progress, and basic needs:
- Food and housing insecurity are related to impeded contraceptive access due to COVID-19 among young people
- Depression, anxiety and stress among community college students during the COVID-19 pandemic and stalled educational progress
A fourth presentation at the APHA Annual Meeting highlighted providers’ experiences providing contraceptive services through telemedicine:
Additionally, Dr. Jennifer Yarger presented a research poster about young people’s access to telemedicine at the Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting, held online October 1-2. This research found that young adults who are food or housing insecure are more likely to have difficulty accessing telemedicine for contraception.