Cervical Cancer and COVID-19

TogetHER for Health supports our colleagues on the frontlines of patient care, in cervical cancer prevention and sexual and reproductive health care more broadly, to effectively manage their work during the pandemic. We understand that now is a very difficult time in most countries, and national resources are focused on fighting COVID-19. We also want to call attention to the important maternal, sexual and reproductive health needs of women, and want to be sure that women continue to be able to access safe, effective health care.

We have collected resources to support health workers during this critical time.



Title: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Host: World Health Organization


Title: Our Focus During COVID-19

Host: Jhpiego


Title: Research and Policy Resources: COVID-19’s Impact on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Host: Guttmacher Institute


TitleCOVID-19 Resources

Host: International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians


TitleCOVID-19 Resources

Host: International Gynecologic Cancer Society





World Health Organization. COVID-19: February–June progress report. Published August, 2020.


Arbyn M, et al. Tackling cervical cancer in Europe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet Public Health. 2020 Aug;5(8):e425. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30122-5.


Lombe D et al. Negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of cervical cancer patients in Zambia. Ecancermedicalscience. 2020;14:ed103. Published 2020 Jul 7. doi:10.3332/ecancer.2020.ed103


Del Pilar Estevez-Diz M, et al. Management of cervical cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: a challenge for developing countries. Ecancermedicalscience. 2020 Jun 17;14:1060. doi: 10.3332/ecancer.2020.1060.


Martinelli F, Garbi A. Change in practice in gynecologic oncology during the COVID-19 pandemic: a social media survey. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2020 Aug;30(8):1101-1107. doi: 10.1136/ijgc-2020-001585. Epub 2020 Jun 7.


UNFPA. COVID-19: A Gender Lens; Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Promoting Gender Equality. Published March, 2020.




Title: Webinar on Sustaining Cervical Cancer and Sexual and Reproductive Health Programs during COVID-19

Date: May 13, 2020

Host: TogetHER & the International Gynecologic Cancer Society


Blogs and Commentary


The TogetHER Interview: Read perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 from global leaders in cervical cancer control. 


TogetHER for Health and Partners: Maintaining Essential Cervical Cancer & Sexual and Reproductive Health Services during the COVID-19 Crisis: A Call to Action


Together for Health: COVID-19 and Beyond: Maintaining a Focus on Cervical Cancer and SRH


Guttmacher InstituteThe COVID-19 Outbreak: Potential Fallout for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights


UN FoundationAddressing Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights in the COVID-19 Pandemic


Gender and COVID-19 Working GroupCOVID-19: the gendered impacts of the outbreak