Sexual and Reproductive Health during COVID-19 (coronavirus)
In 2020 we conducted an online survey that explored the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on the sexual and reproductive health of people aged 18+ who were living in Australia. We wanted to answer questions like: are people having more or less sex during the pandemic? Are people still using dating apps to hook-up? Will we have a COVID-19 baby boom? Can people still access essential sexual and reproductive health products like sanitary items and contraception? Are people putting off going to their doctor for a sexual health check? You can read some of the findings from our surveys in our study summaries below.
This study has been approved by the University of Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee, ID: 2056693.2. You can read more about the study in our Plain Language Statement. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We are a team of experienced sexual and reproductive health researchers from the Sexual Health Unit in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, the Department of General Practice and the Centre for Excellence in Rural Sexual Health (CERSH).
Professor Jane Hocking (Lead Researcher)
Contraceptive use and pregnancy plans among women of reproductive age during the first Australian COVID-19 lockdown: findings from an online survey, published in European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Healthcare.
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