How A Shortage Of Healthcare Workers Complicates Contraceptive Access

March 11, 2024

For a report on how a shortage of healthcare workers affects access to contraception, Julia Strasser told Upstream USA: “It’s not just the supply of providers, it’s also about the distribution of providers. There may be enough providers in the U.S. but that doesn’t matter if those providers tend to be concentrated in certain areas.” She noted that training family physicians and advanced practice providers to provide this kind of care, rather than relying on OB-GYNs alone, can improve access.