Family planning

Family planning

New Mexico’s Title X Family Planning Program (FPP) is proud to support all New Mexicans with their reproductive goals and needs. FPP offers a wide range of family planning and related health clinical services at low or no cost, as well as community-based programs for adolescents, such as service-learning and positive youth development. All services are voluntary.

NOTE TO CLINICAL STAFF: For our protocol, forms and training information, please visit the Providers section of our website. Thank you!


TITLE X

  • The Title X Family Planning Program was enacted in 1970 as Title X of the Public Health Services Act (91-572) for population research and voluntary family planning programs.
  • Family planning clinics play a vital role in ensuring access to low-cost or free voluntary family planning information and services.
    • All family planning services are client-centered, culturally and linguistically appropriate, inclusive, and trauma-informed.
    • Family planning services are equitable and provide all people with the opportunity to reach their full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged in achieving that potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances.
    • Family planning clinic services that provide access to confidential services at low or no cost; increased access to the most effective and moderately effective contraceptive methods; and telemedicine services to increase access to birth control for high-risk populations in areas where there is a shortage of clinicians.

  • By law, Title X funds are not used to pay for abortions. For more than 50 years, Title X Family Planning Centers have provided high-quality, cost-effective family planning services and related preventive health services for low-income and un/underinsured individuals.

FAMILY PLANNING CLINICAL SERVICES

Anyone of childbearing age can go to an FPP clinic for low-cost or free family planning services.

  • New Mexico state law allows teens to receive these services without a parent’s permission.
  • You do not need to be a US citizen to obtain clinical services.
  • To find a clinic near you, use the “Find a Family Planning Clinic” locator on the left side of the screen. Services are provided through NMDOH’s statewide public health offices and contracted clinical sites. Clinic Locator | HHS Bureau of Population Affairs}.

EDUCATIONAL FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM

  • Service-learning and positive youth development programs are offered throughout New Mexico in counties with documented need and high teenage birth rates. This program promotes positive outcomes for adolescents by providing a meaningful service to develop and practice life skills. Through community engagement and positive relationships, adolescents develop self-efficacy and adopt healthy behaviors that allow them to reach their full developmental potential.
  • Adult-to-adolescent communication programs, such as From Playground to Prom, provide parents or guardians of adolescents in the learning service/positive youth development programs with information and skills to communicate effectively with young people about reducing behaviors risky sex.