(Washington D.C., Thursday, August 20, 2020) – A new national survey released by Power to Decide shows that a vast majority of respondents agree that telehealth is a useful method to get birth control when in-person visits with a provider are not possible.
Despite overwhelming support for telehealth, critical information gaps remain, specifically, only 36% of individuals reported being able to explain what telehealth is—with only 24% knowing how to find a telehealth provider.
Respondents reported they were likely to talk to their health care provider about telehealth options available to them in the next six months. However, only 25% understood they could use telehealth even without insurance.
People recognize telehealth as a powerful and effective option to access the resources, information and medical care they need without having to overcome barriers associated with being under quarantine during COVID-19.
Access to telehealth services can be an importance resource for women on limited incomes where transportation issues and taking time off from work are often cost prohibited when trying to access health care.
Power to Decide is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to ensure all people—no matter who they are, where they live or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Please visit www.PowerToDecide.org for more information.