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With the COVID-19 lockdown men returned home in large numbers and were spending more time at home in high stress conditions. In such a situation the need for contraceptive services could be higher. However, during the lockdown access to family planning services was limited for marginalized communities than it was for ‘others’. The contraceptive need assessed by this survey referred to a single question of whether or not women wanted a method to avoid pregnancy. This survey found that though many women were not using any method of contraception due to lockdown and limited mobility, they did not explicitly state its need either. The results of this survey could be useful for program implementers. Click here to access the survey report.