Ms. Q&A: Dr. Sophia Yen on the Explosion of Telehealth and the Future of Birth Control

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While contraception delivery services are greatly expanding access to birth control, the growing industry is largely dominated by men. Dr. Sophia Yen, co-founder and CEO of Pandia Health, is the exception.

While COVID-19 rages across the U.S., women’s access to sexual and reproductive health has been devalued, ignored or restricted—a fight feminists will continue to wage long after the pandemic is over.

Even prior to the pandemic, accessing contraception was unreasonably difficult, with women being forced to jump through hoops and constantly stay aware of their dwindling supply of pills—a burden that is particularly onerous for poor women. Ninety-seven percent of women in need of publicly-funded birth control live in “contraceptive deserts,” or counties where demand for publicly-funded contraception is higher than the feasible supply, according to Power to…

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