New research presented at annual meetings of the American Public Health Association and Society of Family Planning provide insights into the pandemic’s impact on young people.

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:

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.