On this page you will find all relevant updates on the study.
As of November 2022, data collection for our study is still underway and will complete at the end of the month. Through a second phase of qualitative interviews with staff and clients we are finding out what it is like to provide sexual and reproductive health care, and to access and use the same services, at the current phase in the pandemic.
This year (2022) we have also begun presenting some of the initial findings of our England-based research at academic and health conferences. This helps us to make contact with others working on the same topics, helps us get constructive feedback from other experts, and may help our research begin to inform practice.
Reflecting the international nature of our nine-country study, we have now presented early findings of the research in England, Canada, Colombia, and Thailand. Once our final technical report is complete, we will be preparing a number of scientific peer reviewed articles for publication in journals. We will update this space in due course!
Conference contributions so far:
Sawyer, A., Sherriff, N.S., Huber, J., Vera, J., Aicken, C., Edelman, N., Tanner, E., Sheta, A., McBride, B., Williams, D., Lohr, P., McInnes-Dean, A., Lohr, P.A., Mirandola, M. (2022) Women’s and healthcare professional’s perception and experiences of abortion services during COVID-19. Paper presented at the International Conference on Family Planning, 14-17th November, 2022, Pattaya, Thailand.
Vera, J., Sawyer, A., Sherriff, N.S., Huber, J., Aicken, C., Edelman, N., Tanner, E., Sheta, A., McBride, B., Williams, D., Lohr, P., McInnes-Dean, A., Lohr, P.A., Mirandola, M. (2022). Health systems analysis and evaluations of the barriers to availability, utilisation and readiness of selected sexual and reproductive health services in COVID-19 affected areas. 7th Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2022), 31st October – 4th November 2022. Bogota, Colombia.
Aicken C., Sawyer, A., Huber, J., Edelman, N., Vera, J., Tanner, E., Williams, D., Sheta, A., McBride, B., McInnes-Dean, A., Lohr, P., Mirandola, M., & Sherriff, N.S. (2022) Provision of, and access to, Sexual and Reproductive Health services during Covid-19: qualitative research with staff and clients/patients in England. Poster presented at the Society for Social Medicine & Population Health, Annual Scientific Meeting 2022. 7th–9th September, 2022 Exeter, UK.
Huber, J., Sherriff, N.S., Sawyer, A., Aicken, C., Edelman, N., Vera, J., McBride, B., Williams, D., Lohr, P., McInnes-Dean, A., Lohr, P., Mirandola, M. (2022). How has COVID-19 affected sexual and reproductive health services and their staff? Perceptions and experiences of healthcare professionals in South-East England. Poster presented at the 24th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, 15th – 20th May 2022. Online.