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Office of Family Planning, Office of Population Affairs


Contact Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W
Washington, DC 20201

1-877-696-6775 (Voice - Toll-free),

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Abstract

The Family Planning program, authorized under Title X of the Public Health Service Act, is administered within the Office of Population Affairs by the Office of Family Planning (OFP). The Title X program is the only Federal program devoted solely to the provision of family planning and reproductive health care. The program is designed to provide access to contraceptive supplies and information to all who want and need them with priority given to low-income persons. A broad range of effective and acceptable family planning methods and services are available on a voluntary and confidential basis. In addition to contraceptive services and related counseling, Title X supported clinics also provide a number of preventive health services such as: patient education and counseling; breast and pelvic examinations; cervical cancer, STD and HIV screenings; and pregnancy diagnosis and counseling. For many clients, Title X clinics provide the only continuing source of health care and health education.

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Notes

The Family Planning Program was created in 1970 as Title X of the Public Health Service Act (P.L. 91-572).

Audit

Date Entered: 1/1/1998
Date Edited: 3/28/2013
Date Revised: 8/31/2013
Health Referral Number: HR2800
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