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Nigeria: Donor Funding for Family Planning Drops $10 Million in 3 Years

Donor contribution to the family planning fund basket in Nigeria has increased from $14.03 million in 2018, $8 million in 2019 to $4 million in 2020, even as the federal government allocation does not did not exceed $4 million, LEADERSHIP audits revealed. Although identified as an important tool in the prevention of child and infant […]

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FG launches Family Planning materials

March 11, 2022March 11, 202282 The Federal Government launched the Nigerian Commitment to Family Planning 2030 and other reproductive health policy documents in Abuja. This follows a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund and UNICEF which says; approximately fifty percent of adolescent girls in Nigeria become mothers before the age […]

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Nigeria: Leveraging the Private Sector to Expand Access to Family Planning – Without Compromising Quality

The past few years have been difficult for maternal health. COVID-19 has dealt a severe blow to our healthcare system, slowing us down in our efforts to improve the quality and equity of care to help pregnant women survive and thrive. In order to sufficiently address our country’s maternal health crisis, however, we must do […]

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Leveraging the private sector to expand access to family planning – without compromising quality

By Iyadunni Olubode (Lead Writer) The past few years have been difficult for maternal health. COVID-19 has dealt a severe blow to our healthcare system, slowing us down in our efforts to improve the quality and equity of care to help pregnant women survive and thrive.In order to sufficiently address our country’s maternal health crisis, […]

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In New Hampshire, Secretary Becerra Highlighted the Importance of Family Planning and Mental Health Funding

Today, March 4, 2022, in Manchester, New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra visited a community health center for youth and families and led two panel discussions highlighting the Biden-Harris administration’s support for family planning programs. and mental health services. Throughout the trip, he spoke with state and federal leaders […]

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Groups Engage Ebonyi Stakeholders on Family Planning –

The high rate of adolescents and youth dropping out of school has become a growing concern among stakeholders in the education and health sectors in Nigeria. Although poverty has been implicated as being at the center of this development, issues of teenage pregnancy and reproductive health in general have been a major concern. The increase […]

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Challenging cultural norms to advocate for family planning

Leila Abdulkeir, twenty-five (Photo) is a woman on a mission. Although she comes from a conservative background, she has chosen a path that is sure to cause concern within her community. Leila lobbies for the adoption of family planning and other sexual and reproductive health rights among her people. We met the little woman from […]

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Framework for engaging the private sector in family planning – Journal

LAHORE: Participants in a multi-stakeholder dialogue presented a model framework for engaging the private sector to improve family planning services in Punjab. Comparative data from the Pakistan Demographic and Health Surveys 2013-2014 and 2017-2018 show that the use of family doctors and pharmacies for family planning services is increasing. Private medical practitioners have enormous potential […]

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Donor Funding Cuts to Family Planning Hit Poor Countries

[LAGOS] Donor funding for family planning in 59 low- and middle-income countries has dropped by more than $100 million in 2020, putting women at risk of unsafe abortions and death, a report find. The report by FP2030 and the Kaiser Family Foundation, said cuts to UK overseas aid were the main driver of the decline, […]

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China’s family planning agency says it will ‘intervene’ in abortions for unmarried women and teenage girls, China news

China’s family planning agency says it will “intervene” when unmarried women and adolescent girls seek abortions and will promote traditional values ​​to encourage people to have more children, as it attempts to reverse declining birth rates. In a plan outlining key initiatives for the year, the Chinese Family Planning Association said the intervention to reduce […]

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Research shows sexual health is more than ‘family planning’

After more than 50 years of providing expert health care, education and community advocacy, Family Planning Victoria is changing its name to Sexual Health Victoria to better reflect changing societal attitudes towards relationships, sexuality and sex. Our new name – effective February 1, 2022 – signifies the evolving nature of the organization’s mandate, as well […]

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Karen Testerman: Governor Sununu Uses Public Funds to Support Family Planning | Letters to the Editor

The Governor sets the agenda for the Executive Council. In other words, the Governor controls which contracts are considered when allocating publicly generated funds, your taxpayers’ money. It is the possibility for the governor to advance his program. All civil officers, except municipal officers, take an oath to “uphold the Constitution”, Part 2, Section 84. […]

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Maintaining Human Rights in Family Planning Policy as Depopulation Fears Rise

Human rights have been at the heart of the family planning movement for more than half a century, although family planning programs have not always lived up to the human rights commitments to which governments subscribe publicly. The right of couples to control their fertility was first codified in the Tehran Declaration of 1968who noted […]

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NH Executive Advisors Cancel Funding for Family Planning Providers – Again | News

CONCORD, NH — The Executive Council has rejected another effort to provide $1 million in funding for abortion-free reproductive health services for low-income residents at facilities in Concord, Greenland, Claremont, Manchester, Keene, Derry and Exeter. Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette’s repeated request was put on the board’s agenda by Gov. Chris Sununu who […]

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Family planning campaign to continue in state despite Covid pandemic: Government | Patna News

PATNA: Health Minister Mangal Pandey said on Wednesday that the department had developed a strategy to prioritize family planning even during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Parivar Vikas mission will take place across the state until January 29 to educate the population on family planning, he added. Sources said a couple contact campaign would be held […]

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Family planning contracts going back to the Executive Council

Twice-rejected family planning contracts with Northern New England’s Planned Parenthood and two other low-income reproductive health care providers return to the Executive Board on Wednesday. It was unclear on Monday whether that suggests some advisers are reconsidering their votes on contracts that failed both times in 4-1 votes. In the past, Gov. Chris Sununu, who […]

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Nigerian women face an uphill battle over family planning choices

Against standard of practice, Nigerian health workers, especially in public health facilities, are verifying the marital status of women to decide whether or not to give them contraception, writes Chiamaka Okafor for Bonus time. Unmarried women are often denied contraception while for married women the consent of their husband is usually sought before contraception is […]

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Game-changing app tracks essential family planning supplies in Kenya

As a frontline health worker at Isiolo County Referral Hospital, Denis Mutirithia has a vital role to play in saving lives – and a new digital tool to help him do it. The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for predicting and preventing shortages and stock-outs of essential medical supplies, including contraceptives. If he receives stocks from […]

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Phil Harvey’s obituary | Contraception and family planning

American social entrepreneur Phil Harvey, who died at the age of 83, made contraception affordable for hundreds of millions of people in the developing world with grants provided by profits from Adam & Eve, the company a sex shop he founded in 1970. A committed libertarian, Harvey has also used his considerable resources to advocate […]

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Fertility grants can help more women pursue family planning on their terms

When Megan Christenson turned 32, she knew it was time to make a major investment in her career and personal life. She dipped into her savings and spent nearly $10,000 to freeze her eggs, a choice that would benefit her present and future self. “I feel very lucky to have been able to bear this […]

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Kenya’s ‘Game Changer’ app for tracking family planning commodities wins global award

ISIOLO, Kenya – As a frontline health worker at Isiolo County Referral Hospital, Denis Mutirithia has a vital role – and a new digital tool that will help him save lives. The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for predicting and preventing shortages and stock-outs of essential medicines, including contraceptives. If he takes timely delivery of the […]

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Gender-Based Violence in Relation to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Family Planning Services

Sultana Kamal, former acting government adviser and founding president of the Manabadhikar Shongskriti Foundation Md Abdus Salam Khan, Joint Secretary (Planning), Medical Education and Family Welfare Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Tania Haque, Professor, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Dhaka Dr. Mohammad Sharif, Director (Maternal and Child Health) and Line […]

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NH Republicans refuse to fund family planning clinics again

CONCORD — Republicans again denied funding for three New Hampshire health clinics on Wednesday over unsubstantiated concerns that public money is paying abortions. The Executive Council’s 4-1 vote marked the second time the Equality Health Center, love health centerand Northern New England Family Planning have been denied funding under a new state requirement that the […]

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Republicans block family planning contracts for the second time | New Hampshire News

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, NH (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday again denied funding for three New Hampshire health clinics over unsubstantiated concerns that public money pays for abortions. The Executive Council’s 4-1 vote marked the second time the Equality Health Center, Lovering Health Center and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England have been […]

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Cautious Optimism About Gender Data in National Family Health Surveys (NFHS-5)

Anupma Mehta The recently released compendium of fact sheets on various health and empowerment indicators from the fifth round of the National Family Health Surveys (NFHS-5) for the period 2019-21 gives us cause to cry, particularly with regard to the empowerment of women and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 5) on […]

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Providers describe impact if Executive Council rejects family planning contracts

CONCORD- On Wednesday, December 22, contracts for family planning providers will be reviewed at the New Hampshire Executive Council meeting (#41C), including for three reproductive health providers whose contracts were rejected in September – Planned Parenthood of Northern New England; Health Center for Equality; and Lovering Health Center. This vote comes quickly on the heels […]

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Family planning benefits will come to more jobs in 2022

Employees with families want more from the workplace in 2022, and it’s in employers’ best interest to give it to them. Parents make up 40% of the workforce, according to recent data provided by child benefit platform, Cleo. And not only have they been the hardest hit by the pandemic – due to insufficient childcare […]

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Sargun Mehta is tired of answering family planning questions, says she and Ravi are already happy

One of TV’s cutest couples, Ravi Dubey and Sargun Mehta, never thought their on-screen roles as husband and wife in 12/24 Karol Bagh will become their off-screen life. Ravi and Sargun immediately hit it off on the show and before they knew it, they were in love. After the reality show’s long-awaited proposal, Nach Baliye […]

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UNFPA opens two new Family Planning Centers of Excellence and one-stop assistance center [EN/AR] – Iraq

December 13, 2021; Baghdad, Iraq – UNFPA, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs opened a One-Stop Assistance Center (OSAC) in Kirkuk this month with the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA ). The center is integrated into a primary health care facility and provides comprehensive gender-based violence […]

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Four million Nigerian women interested in family planning lack access to commodities

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Nigeria Country Representative Ulla Mueller says the country has 15.1% unmet need for family planning. Ms. Mueller revealed this in Abuja at the NAN Forum, the flagship interview program of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to her, 15.1% of Nigerian women and girls who want to access […]

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Restoring Women’s Access to Medicaid Family Planning Services

Family planning services allow women to make their own choices about whether and when to have children. These services, which are essential to ensure gender and racial equity and reproductive justice, are not limited to contraception, pregnancy testing and fertility services. For many low-income women, especially those living in states that have not expanded Medicaid, […]

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3 Trends in Fertility and Family Planning Benefits for 2022

As we wrap up this year’s open enrollment, employees are more informed, more engaged, and more proactive in finding benefits that serve them as they seek to grow their families. At Kindbody, we’ve conducted dozens of open enrollment events, both virtual and in-person, and uncovered three key themes that will transform how benefits managers plan […]

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The NH delegation is holding a virtual press conference with NH family planning providers ahead of SCOTUS’ oral arguments on the Pivotal Court case threatening Roe v. wade

November 29, 2021 (Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today hosted a virtual press with representatives from New Hampshire’s family planning providers before the Supreme Court begins oral argument in a pivotal case that threatens the future of Roe vs. […]

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HHS to invest $35 million in telehealth for family planning

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would make $35 million in U.S. Bailout funding available to Title X family planning providers to bolster their telehealth infrastructure and capacity. Title X family planning clinics help ensure access to a wide range of reproductive health services for low-income or uninsured people. “I’ve […]

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Measuring progress: the Hindu editorial on lessons from the National Family Health Survey-5

Periodic assessment of health and social development indicators is crucial for any country still striving to achieve the ideal standards of the Human Development Index. While NFHS results are generally mixed and improvements in some areas accompany stagnation and deterioration in others, this year there have been dramatic improvements in maternal and child health, sex […]

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Kenya: Lamu still has low use of family planning, official

Four years after the Lamu County government launched a 136 million shillings family planning project, the use of contraceptive services is still low. The Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (PF CIP) was launched in 2018. The program, which was to last three years, aimed to accelerate the uptake of modern contraceptives among women from 43% […]

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National Family Health Survey-5: Improvement in PU, by Key Indicators

LUCKNOW: Only 1.5% of women aged 30-49 in Uttar Pradesh have ever had a cervical cancer screening test in their lifetime, according to findings from the National Family Health Survey -5 (NFHS-5). Findings released Wednesday indicate that many health indicators have improved in the state. Less domestic violence with women was reported in the family […]

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More hospital births, but limited gains in child nutrition: National Family Health Survey-5

The total fertility rate fell to 2.0, indicating only the replacement level. Births in institutional settings, such as a hospital, improved by almost eight percentage points, but children who were stunted or showed signs of wasting fell by only three percentage points in maximum, shows a comparison of National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) and NFHS-4. […]

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Nigeria: Putting Family Planning First – Lessons from Zimbabwe for Lagos State

Like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria continues to face challenges in meeting the health needs of its population, particularly in sexual and reproductive health. Despite cuts in funding from international development partners for family planning (FP) services and the revision of Nigeria’s Family Planning Master Plan (Scaling-up Plan): 2014-2018 to the Family Planning Nigeria […]

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Odisha among the 5 targeted states

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under its MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership Mechanism, announced a new family planning initiative for India on Friday. Through this four-year project, he would contribute to the achievement of India’s national family planning (FP) goals. It was designed to meet the FP and Reproductive Health (RH) needs […]

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Rebuilding Title X: New Regulations for the Federal Family Planning Program

On October 4, 2021, the Biden administration released final new regulations for the federal Title X family planning program. The new regulations replace those issued by the Trump administration in 2019, which made significant and well-documented changes to the Title X program, resulting in a significant reduction in the size of the Title X network […]

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Venice Family Clinic completes merger with South Bay Family Health Care, expanding reach of services to those in need from the Santa Monica Mountains to South Bay

LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Venice Family Clinic and South Bay Family Health Care, who have together provided more than a century of health care to residents of LA County in need, announced today that they have completed their merger and that they were moving forward as one organization. Operating as the Venice […]

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HHS Rule Change for Title X Family Planning Puts Patients First, Lifts Harmful Restrictions – Sedona.Biz

Phoenix A-Z (October 18, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final rule for the Title X program, rolling back Trump-era restrictions and putting patients first, marking a critical step toward restoring access to Title X-funded care for thousands of people across Arizona. “We are deeply grateful that the […]

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Namibia: Family planning remains a huge challenge

REDUCING the vast unmet need for family planning remains a major challenge in Namibia. This was said by the Executive Director of Health and Social Services, Ben Nangombe, while commemorating World Contraception Day at the Neudamm campus of the University of Namibia last week. World Contraception Day aims to promote awareness of contraception and empower […]

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Family Health Service office promises affordable care in Bellevue | Health

Family Health Services, a nonprofit founded in 1982 in Burley, Idaho, will open a new office at 602 N. Main St. in Bellevue this winter. The facility will provide deeply discounted medical, dental and behavioral health services to eligible residents. The new facility will provide a close-to-home option for Wood River Valley residents who traveled […]

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Family planning benefits should include foster and adoptive parents

Most families have nine months to prepare for the arrival of a child, but Andrea Danes and her husband had less than a week to prepare their homes – and their lives – for the arrival of their 11-year-old daughter. year. “When we brought him into our home, it was literally a decision that was […]

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Malawi: USAID estimates that 20% of women in Malawi do not have access to family planning methods

One in five women continue to report unmet family planning needs associated with insufficient access to maternal health services, a situation that contributes to early pregnancy and high fertility rates. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Melissa Francis said these factors are in turn the contributing factors to the high number […]

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Kenya: Data Shows More Women Are Choosing Natural Family Planning Methods

Natural family planning has become a preferred method for women in the country even as the use of modern contraceptives among married women increases by 5%. According to the Ministry of Health’s Reproductive and Maternity Services Unit, as part of family planning methods, about 63,785 women (10%) were using natural methods in August, including abstinence […]

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Family planning contracts for abortion providers rejected along party lines

Executive Advisor Cinde Warmington, D-Concord, discusses Wednesday’s vote. https://youtu.be/KN9_8_BOaIE By PAULA TRACY, InDepthNH.org NASHUA – New Hampshire’s Executive Council voted 4-1 on Wednesday to reject family planning contracts with three reproductive health providers across the state who also provide abortion care with separate funding – Planned Parenthood of Northern New England , Lovering Health Center […]

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‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ says UK | Global Development

The UK government has been urged to open its £11bn pot of climate funding to contraception as research from low-income countries shows a link between poor access to reproductive health services and environmental damage. In a letter to Alok Sharma, president of the UN climate conference Cop26, an alliance of more than 60 NGOs called […]

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Involving men in family planning could cure India’s obsession with ‘population control’

The government of Uttar Pradesh population control bill – the UP Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021 – has recently become the latest salvo Indian political leaders have fired in their bid to manage a “population explosion” which they say is hampering the development of the ‘India. In his Independence Day speech in 2019, […]

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Abortions continue to rise in Iowa after GOP family planning change

There were 4,058 abortions performed in Iowa in 2020, a trend that has increased over the past three years. In 2018, there were 2,849 abortions, followed by 3,566 abortions in 2019, according to state data. The data comes from the Iowa Department of Public Health and was shared with legislative staff. State Senator Janet Petersen […]

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Kenya: Shock over expired family planning implants the state gave to women

The government is about to release expired and contaminated family planning implants to Kenyan women. The Nation has learned that a batch of implants imported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and released by the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) in Lamu, Kwale, Nyamira and Kakamega counties had developed mold and recipients have since […]

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Nigeria: Family Planning Saves Lives – We must get the message out to men and women

A year ago, I met a 26-year-old breastfeeding mother who was a graduate student. She was married and had three children; the youngest was only eight months old. She started using birth control pills after her period returned after giving birth, but hid the pills from her husband. When he discovered them, he forced her […]

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China: The Public’s Right to Speak on Family Planning Policy

-To analyse- BEIJING — On May 31, China announced its new “three-child policy” which allows couples to have three children. The policy was announced just 20 days after the publication of the results of the seventh national population census. They show that the country’s trend of population aging is worsening, with just 12 million new […]

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Support children by empowering parents with family planning resources

Children do better when their parents have the resources to care for them, one of the reasons President Biden recently overhauled the child tax credit to give more money to middle-income families. low and medium. While the large cash transfer should reduce poverty and boost the social mobility of children by improving the economic security […]

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China eases family planning again – The Diplomat

Advertising This week, Beijing announced that married couples will be allowed to have three childrenagainst a cap of two set in 2016. The ruling Communist Party has made the announcement following a Politburo meeting, though details and a timeline for implementing the new policy remain unknown. Previously, China strictly enforced a one-child policy, but as […]

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Biden administration begins rolling back Trump’s changes to family planning program

The Biden administration on Wednesday took the first steps to roll back Trump-era restrictions on the Title X-funded family planning program, which effectively barred clinics that referred patients for abortions from receiving federal funding. A proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released Wednesday would end up revoking restrictions put in […]

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Family planning in Georgia | Georgia Department of Public Health

Family planning in Georgia | Explore your options | Prepare your visit Find your local coordinator Find your local coordinator Services are available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your local public health clinic for tailored COVID-19 services available in your area. The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Family Planning Program provides leadership, guidance, and resources […]

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Trump administration proposes changes to federal family planning : NPR

A person walks past a family planning clinic on May 18, 2018 in Chicago. Under the new rule, released Friday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Population Affairs, any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions is ineligible for Title X funding for cover STD prevention, cancer screening and […]

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CMS provides new clarity for family planning under Medicaid

Family planning services and supplies have been part of the Medicaid program since its inception half a century ago. And over the past few decades, Medicaid has become the primary source of public funding for family planning in the United States, representing three-quarters of this financing at the last count. This should come as no […]

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Title X: The Keystone of Publicly Funded Family Planning in the United States

The Title X national family planning program was created 45 years ago with broad bipartisan support. Today, Congress has Title X — still the only federal grant program dedicated entirely to family planning and related preventive health care — in the crosshairs for deep funding cuts or even elimination. The United States House of Representatives […]